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Police say arrests stop drug network (Paterson, NJ): Seven people, including alleged ringleaders, were arrested after authorities ended a gang-related cocaine and heroin distribution network. "These individuals were targeted because of their affiliation with the Bloods gang," said a spokesman from the Passaic County Sheriff's Department. The seven arrested ranged in ages from 23 to 42.
Source: The Record Date: May 3, 2003
Drive-by shooting in Biloxi misses target (Biloxi, MS): Three men, ages 18, 19, and 20, were arrested and charged with shooting into an occupied dwelling and five counts of aggravated assault. Authorities say the drive-by shooting was allegedly over an argument that eventually led to several shots fired. Five people standing outside a home were believed to be the targets of the shooting. A patrol officer a few blocks from the shooting apprehended the suspects and their car after they had fled the scene of crime.
Source: Sun Herald Date: May 3, 2003
Alleged gang member arrested in Los Angeles area shooting of NFL prospect (Duarte, CA): Police have arrested a reputed gang member in connection with a drive-by shooting that wounded a top NFL draft prospect. The 25-year-old suspect was seized after Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies served a search warrant at a residence. Several weapons, including an assault rifle, were seized.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: May 3, 2003
Two charged in Mohegan Lake drive-by shooting (Mohegan Lake, NY): Two 27-year-old males are facing second-degree attempted-murder charges for a drive-by shooting in the Mohegan Lake area, state police said. The two men were targeting an individual, but authorities say that no one was injured in the shooting.
Source: The Journal News Date: May 3, 2003
Attacked mourners return fire (Tolleson, AZ): A drive-by shooting at a funeral home resulted in an exchange of gunfire, police reported. About 75 were in attendance at a funeral when a car drove by and fired shots. Some mourners fired back at the vehicle, but no one was reported injured. Officials were unable to say if the incident was gang-related.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: May 3, 2003
Man shot driving on Hwy. 101 in East San Jose (San Jose, CA): A 19-year-old man was shot while driving on Highway 101 in East San Jose, California. Police believe the shooting was gang-related, and the wounds suffered by the victim were not considered life-threatening. No arrests have been made.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: May 2, 2003
Police investigating whether home invasions are gang-related (Torrington and West Hartford, CT): Torrington and West Hartford police are working together to determine whether recent home invasions in their cities are related and involve Asian gang members. On April 30, three Asian men broke into a Torrington home, tied up a resident, and stole some cash. A week earlier, an Asian family in West Hartford was victimized in a home robbery that left two children and their nanny tied up. Lastly, two weeks ago, a Vietnamese woman scuffled with intruders who allegedly attempted a robbery.
Source: The Associated Press State & Local Wire Date: May 2, 2003
Roswell police arrest one man in murder case (Roswell, NM): A 21-year-old male was arrested on an open count of murder in a gang-related shooting that killed a 22-year-old man. Police believe there may have been another man involved with the shooting. He is being sought by police.
Source: The Associated Press State & Local Wire Date: May 2, 2003
Teen shot by masked men in break-in (Northeast Portland, OR): A 15-year-old boy was shot when two men broke into a home in Northeast Portland. The two men kicked down the door to the home and confronted a 23-year-old female, demanding money. Police said a younger brother was shot multiple times when he tried to intervene. Investigators say the shooting may have been drug or gang-related. The suspects are still being sought.
Source: The Oregonian Date: May 2, 2003
Men fire on youths, wounds teen boy (Fresno, CA) : In a Central Fresno neighborhood known for having a chronic gang problem, an 18-year-old boy was struck by a bullet while running for shelter from two men who fired several shots from their vehicle. The two suspects, believed to be in their 20's, remain at large, and police are trying to determine whether they are gang members.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: May 2, 2003
Yonkers man shot (Yonkers, NY): Police said a 23-year-old man was wounded when four men in a vehicle drove up to him, and someone fired at least seven shots at him. The victim's injuries did not appear to be life-threatening. No motive has been determined for the shooting.
Source: The Journal News Date: May 2, 2003
Four teenagers wounded in West Side shooting (Chicago, IL): Four teens, ages 14, 16, 17, and 18, were wounded in a gang-related shooting on the West Side of Chicago, police said. All four were taken to local hospitals. No arrests have been made, and police have no suspects.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: May 1, 2003
Hollenbeck shooting (Boyle Heights, CA): A motorist was fatally shot in what police believe was a gang-related attack in Boyle Heights, California. The man was approached by two men while his car was stopped or slowed down. At least one of the men opened fire, and then both fled the scene. The suspects are still being sought.
Source: City News Service Date: May 1, 2003
Shooting leaves one dead, three injured (Syracuse, NY): A 14-year-old boy was killed, and three other persons wounded in a shooting at an eastside apartment complex. Police said that a man drove into the apartment complex, got out of the vehicle, and charged at the victims firing a handgun. The motive of the shooting could not be determined. No arrests have been made.
Source: The Associated Press State & Local Wire Date: May 1, 2003
Gang attacks, stabs man; one arrested (Salem, OR): A 23-year-old man was stabbed multiple times at his Salem home in a gang-related attack that involved 10 to 15 people, police said. One adult was arrested and charged with rioting. Investigation is ongoing, and police are declining to release any further information.
Source: Statesman Journal Date: May 1, 2003
16 arrested in big gang sweep (Oxnard and Ventura, CA): More than a dozen law enforcement agencies from Long Beach to Santa Maria were involved in a massive law enforcement sweep that resulted in the arrest of 16 suspected members, ages between 18 to 44, from an Oxnard Gang. A three-month investigation and weeks of preparation led authorities to 26 residences: 25 in Oxnard and one in Ventura. Six people were charged with felonies and 10 with misdemeanors.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: May 1, 2003
Gunfire in Buena Park wounds 4-year-old boy (Buena Park, CA): A 4-year-old boy was shot during a drive-by shooting while walking with his sister to their Buena Park home. Police say that the shooting may have been targeted at two men riding their bicycles, and possibly gang-related. A 16-year-old boy had been arrested for the shooting, but police released him due to lack of evidence.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: April 30, 2003
Man shot to death in San Leandro (San Leandro, CA): In a possibly gang-related shooting, a 27-year-old man was killed outside a San Leandro home, according to police and the homeowner. The motive for the shooting has not been confirmed, and no arrests have been made.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: April 30, 2003
Cops give council primer on gang violence increase (Lynn, MA): An increase in gang-related activity has prompted Lynn police to give an explanation on the subject and what is being done to stop it to the city council. The most recent incident occurred on April 19, when bullets hit a van on Beaudry Terrance. Days earlier, another shooting left two known gang members with bullet wounds. On April 12, an 84-year-old woman was shot in Beaudry Terrance. Police said a gang member fired the gun, but missed his intended target. In the past six months, police have reported many more similar incidents. The gang unit has been trying to prevent the growth of gang activity through various strategies, including work as school resource officers. School officials have also been advised of how to recognize gang activity.
Source: The Daily Item Date: April 30, 2003
Cops report gang-related gunfight (North Brunswick, NJ): A shooting in North Brunswick that involved two rival gangs, Bloods and Crips, left no one injured, police said. The shooting was believed to be linked to a prior incident in which a man was slashed on the face. A car with four occupants left the scene and led police on a brief chase which resulted in arrests and multiple charges.
Source: Home News Tribune Date: April 30, 2003
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