Gang-Related News Articles

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Welcome to the Gang-Related News Articles page. This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various U.S. and Canadian news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided. The list of articles can be refined and filtered by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory.

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Crossing a line in gang wars: Chicago gang members on trial in execution-style murder of 9-year-old (Chicago, IL): This city has witnessed almost 2,000 homicides since 2016, but few deaths have shaken a city accustomed to corpses and caskets as much the killing of nine-year-old Tyshawn Lee: a fourth-grader shot execution-style allegedly by gang members as an act of revenge against the boy's father after being lured into an alley with the promise of a juice box.
Source: NBC News    Date: September 29, 2019
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Teens, Woman Shot At Notorious Paterson Corner Marked By Gang Wars (Paterson, NJ): A 15-year-old boy was among three victims wounded in a weekend shooting outside a Paterson liquor store that gave one of the Silk City’s most notorious drug-dealing street gangs its name.
Source: South Passaic Daily Voice    Date: May 25, 2020

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Possible gang-related shooting leaves 1 wounded in South Whittier (Whittier, CA): A possibly gang-related shooting in South Whittier left one man critically wounded Sunday, but he was expected to survive. The man who was shot allegedly identified himself as a member of a South Whittier gang before the suspects fired at him between three to five times.
Source: Whittier Daily News    Date: May 24, 2020

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Elderly man dies after shooting in Gwinnett County (Norcross, GA): A shooting that left a 70-year-old man dead Sunday night appears to be gang-related, according to Gwinnett County police. The incident happened in a subdivision on Brittney Way near Phil Niekro Parkway in Norcross. Witnesses told police the shooters flashed gang signs before they opened fire on St. John and his family.
Source: WGCL CBS46    Date: May 24, 2020

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This Neighborhood Stifled Gangs and Guns. Then a New Killer Moved In. (Queens, NY): Not long ago, the main public health threat facing people living in and around the Baisley Park Houses complex in South Jamaica, Queens, was one that had taken too many young lives: gangs armed with guns.
Source: The New York Times    Date: May 23, 2020

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Police: Bloods gang member arrested in Chester after running from officers (Chester, SC): Police said a Blood gang member was arrested Friday in Chester and is facing several charges after running from officers.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: May 23, 2020

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Gang Member Found with Short Barreled Shotgun During Traffic Stop in Pomona (Pomona, CA): A traffic stop in Pomona led to the arrest of a convicted felon and documented gang member on various weapons violations after authorities found a short barreled shotgun next to his seat in the vehicle, police said Saturday morning.
Source:    Date: May 23, 2020

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Police Face Backlash Over Virus Rules. Enter ‘Violence Interrupters.’ (New York, NY): Groups trained to prevent gun and gang violence are being tapped to persuade New York City residents to follow social-distancing rules.
Source: The New York Times    Date: May 22, 2020

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'Almighty Glo Boys' held in Church Street shooting (Hagerstown, MD): Two 16-year-old "validated" gang members are being held without bond for the attempted murder of another teenager in a shooting Sunday evening on Church Street.
Source: Herald-Mail Media    Date: May 22, 2020

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Gang investigation ends in 8 arrests, gun and drug seizures (San Jose, CA): A South Bay gang investigation culminated Wednesday and Thursday in eight arrests, as well as the seizure of half a dozen firearms, illegal drugs and tens of thousands of dollars, authorities said.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: May 22, 2020

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Boy arrested in gang shooting at Santa Rosa-area park (Santa Rosa, CA): A boy was arrested Wednesday in connection with a suspected gang- related shooting at a southwest Santa Rosa-area park that sent one teen to the hospital last week.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: May 22, 2020

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Sheriff reports on progress of mobile operation, virus numbers at jail (Bexar County, TX): Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said East Bexar County residents can expect to see a “flurry of activity” from deputies as they continue to hunt for suspects in recent shootings and document gang members in the area.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: May 22, 2020

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Aurora Man Injured In Gang-Related Shooting: Police (Aurora, IL): A 20-year-old Aurora man was taken to the hospital Wednesday evening after being shot in an apparent gang-related incident on the city's west side, according to Aurora police.
Source: Patch    Date: May 21, 2020

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Coronavirus hitting hardest in Chicago ZIP codes already struggling with deadly threat of gun violence (Chicago, IL): On a recent Saturday morning at Springfield Avenue and Wilcox Street, residents wearing masks walked dogs past blooming red tulips. A family stepped onto their porch with laundry bags stuffed with clothes to start a day of chores, just as a neighbor across the street arrived home with sacks of groceries.
Source: Herald-Mail Media    Date: May 21, 2020

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Police: 12 Arrested in Street Gang Feud Linked to Several Des Moines Shootings (Des Moines, IA): The Des Moines Police Department has announced a dozen arrests in a series of shootings they say were the result of “a feud between two violent street gangs.”
Source: WHO TV Channel 13 News    Date: May 21, 2020

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MS-13 gang charged with multiple murders (New York, NY): After two years of investigation, prosecutors have determined that the April 2018 Kissena Park slaying of 17-year-old Andy Peralta was committed by MS-13 associates. The announcement came as part of a four-pronged federal complaint that charged 10 alleged MS-13 members and associates on May 13 with three murders, attempted murder, murder conspiracy and firearms offenses across four complaints.
Source: Queens Chronicle    Date: May 21, 2020

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Man charged with 2016 burglary, faces RICO charges (Floyd County, GA): Floyd County sheriff's deputies arrested an Atlanta man Wednesday night on his release from a state halfway house on smash and grab burglary and violation of the Georgia Racketeer Influence and Corrupt Organizations act charges, reports stated.
Source: Rome News-Tribune    Date: May 21, 2020

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Reputed Gang Member Arrested for Alleged Gun, Drug Crimes in Coachella (Coachella, CA): A reputed gang member with a warrant out for his arrest was behind bars Thursday without bail, accused of violating his probation and other alleged crimes.
Source:    Date: May 21, 2020

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Authorities: Gang member's arrest on felony weapon allegations tied to string of Napa burglaries (Napa, CA): A reported gang member arrested Wednesday morning in Napa possessed an array of guns and ammunition – including two military-style rifles and a handgun connected to a prolific burglar arrested earlier in the day, according to authorities.
Source: Napa Valley Register    Date: May 21, 2020

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Dozens of rounds fired in series of gang-related shootings involving rifles, SFPD says (San Francisco, CA): San Francisco police are investigating a series of gang-related shootings in The City and elsewhere in the Bay Area involving dozens of shots fired and high-powered rifles, Police Chief Bill Scott said Wednesday.
Source: The San Francisco Examiner    Date: May 21, 2020

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Shamoya McKenzie's alleged killer seeks release pending trial due to COVID-19 fear (Brooklyn, NY): A reputed gang member awaiting federal trial in the fatal Mount Vernon shooting of a teenage basketball star is seeking temporary release because his asthma puts him at greater risk if he contracts COVID-19 while incarcerated.
Source: The Journal News    Date: May 21, 2020

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