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22-year-old Honduran mom finds refuge in Tampa (Tampa, FL): Dania had a difficult decision to make. Stay in her poverty-stricken, violence-ridden hometown of Olancho, Honduras, with her 2-year-old daughter, or take matters into her own hands by risking the 8,000-mile journey to the U.S.-Mexican border and hope for a better future.
Source: The Tampa Tribune    Date: July 10, 2014

18-year-old wanted in violent offenses arrested in Fort Pierce (Fort Pierce, FL): A multiagency anti-violence task force continues making arrests of gang-related people in criminal cases, this time apprehending an 18-year-old who allegedly tossed away an AK-47 assault rifle on Saturday night, according to police and sheriff’s reports.
Source: TC Palm     Date: July 6, 2014

Slain Seminole couple possibly connected to established Oviedo Soldiers gang (Oviedo, FL): Ann Marie and James Smith were shot and killed inside their Oviedo home in April 2013. More than a year later and police have never developed a suspect in the double murder, but a new Crimeline poster may offer some clues into the case. Recently, detectives distributed the posters, saying the couple may have had ties to a street gang called the Oviedo Soldiers.
Source: WESH 2 News    Date: July 4, 2014

Teen accused of having gang ties charged by Fort Pierce police (Fort Pierce, FL): A joint gang task force Wednesday night arrested a 17-year-old boy on charges related to a 2013 incident, according to Fort Pierce police on Thursday.
Source: TC Palm     Date: July 3, 2014

Mass shooting appears to be gang-related (Miami, FL): A day after a mass shooting at a Liberty City apartment complex, police say it appears the shooting was gang-related and retaliation for a previous incident. "We believe it was a retaliatory shooting for something that happened before. We just need to put the pieces together," said Miami Police Chief Manuel Orosa.
Source: CBS Miami     Date: June 25, 2014

Miami gangs linked to fatal drive-by shooting near Liberty Square housing (Miami, FL): On social media, Nakeil Antwan Jackson, 26, said he prayed to God for help to live long enough to see his son finish school. He died Tuesday in a massive drive-by shooting in Miami's Liberty City.
Source: WPLG Local 10 News    Date: June 25, 2014

Revenge or turf war likely motive in Liberty City shootings (Liberty City, FL): A day after gunfire tore through a Liberty City apartment complex in one of Miami’s worst mass shootings, police said the motive was likely revenge or drug dealers staking out turf.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: June 25, 2014

Lakeland community members push for end to gang violence (Lakeland, FL): More than three dozen members of the community came together Friday night in an effort to stop gang violence. Members of the Lakeland Police Department, several ministers, and other community members held a prayer vigil in a vacant parking lot off West Memorial Blvd. in the hopes of putting a dent in the gang violence affecting the city.
Source: Bay News 9    Date: June 20, 2014

Lakeland police initiative zeroes in on illegal guns and gangs (Lakeland, FL): In less than two months, Lakeland police have taken about 30 illegally-possessed guns off the city's streets, including one Thursday night during an operation aimed at curbing gang violence.
Source: The Ledger    Date: June 20, 2014

Police say latest Lakeland shootings are gang-related (Lakeland, FL): Three young people were shot in a drive-by shooting Tuesday night who were apparently not the intended targets.
Source: WTVT FOX 13    Date: June 18, 2014

Three wounded in Lakeland drive-by shooting (Lakeland, FL): Three people were shot Tuesday night in a drive-by shooting near a Lakeland neighborhood that police say has been a hot spot for recent gang activity.
Source: The Ledger    Date: June 18, 2014

Deputies: Cocaine dealer arrested after four-month investigation (Tampa, FL): A 29-year-old Tampa man who deputies say is a member of the Latin Kings street gang faces multiple charges of trafficking in cocaine after a four-month investigation ended with his arrest on Tuesday, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said.
Source: The Tampa Tribune    Date: June 12, 2014

Members of 'Kaine Gang' arrested in undercover investigation (Tallahassee, FL): Six members of Kaine Gang Entertainment, a street gang from Polk County, have been arrested in a months-long undercover drug investigation by the Leon County Sheriff's Office.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat    Date: June 11, 2014

Police tackle gang graffiti (Quincy, FL): Officers in one Florida county are tackling street gang graffiti. The Quincy Police Department painted over several locations in town today. Rival gangs the 'Southside 13's' and the 'Northside 14's" have been tagging buildings to mark their territory.
Source: WCTV News    Date: June 11, 2014

Fort Pierce fights gun violence (Fort Pierce, FL): Community leaders and police in Fort Pierce are trying to curb ongoing gun violence in their city. The Fort Pierce Tribune ( ) reports that the city has had five shooting incidents in the past two weeks. Since the beginning of the year, 18 people have been hit and seven killed in various shooting.
Source: Erie Times-News    Date: June 8, 2014

Alleged gang member sentenced 25 years in shooting death (Sorrento, FL): Days before his second-degree murder trial was to begin, an alleged Sorrento gang member was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Friday in a plea deal in the 2012 shooting death of a DeLand man.
Source: Daily Commercial    Date: June 7, 2014

St. Petersburg street was scene of killing with links to Manatee gang (Manatee County, FL): The street in front of Earl Thompson's St. Petersburg home was the scene of a killing this spring with links to a Manatee County gang that authorities say committed nine murders over the last seven years.
Source: Tampa Bay Times    Date: June 6, 2014

Gang with ties to Pinellas, Hillsborough counties accused of nine murders (Manatee County, FL): In September 2010, investigators say, the gang members drove alongside a duplex in Bradenton and fired round after round through a bedroom window. The man inside, who was 18, died in front of his girlfriend and 1-year-old daughter.
Source: Tampa Bay Times    Date: June 5, 2014

Fort Myers Police Chief responds to gang violence accusations (Fort Myers, FL): A city councilman says some streets in Fort Myers have become so violent that some people in his ward are afraid to go downtown after dark. It's why, in part, he shared a rap video with city leaders at Monday's council meeting.
Source: WFTX FOX 4 News    Date: June 2, 2014

Fort Myers councilman says gang violence is on the rise (Fort Myers, FL): Is there a raging war between gangs in the City of Fort Myers and Lehigh Acres One Fort Myers city councilman says "yes" and he plans to address the problem at Monday's council meeting.
Source: WFTX FOX 4 News    Date: May 30, 2014

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