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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Double shooting near UCF marks 2nd in 2 weeks (Orlando, FL): The UCF-area shooting that left two men critically injured Thursday night has raised more concerns about student safety and gang activity in the neighborhoods bordering the campus off Alafaya Trail. Someone yelled "Brim Blood," a reference to the 59 Brim gang, right before gunfire erupted March 19.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: April 3, 2015

24-Year-Old Lakeland Man Indicted in Winter Haven Shooting Death (Bartow, FL): A grand jury has indicted a man who police said shot and killed a 21-year-old man who was a member of a rival gang in a drive-by shooting at a Winter Haven gas station in February.
Source: The Ledger    Date: April 1, 2015

Bullets shatter peace for mom, 3-year-old daughter (Jacksonville, FL): A Northside home was riddled with nearly 75 bullet holes after police said it was wrongly targeted by gang members.
Source: WJXT News4Jax    Date: March 31, 2015

Man killed in drive-by shooting in Greenacres (Greenacres, FL): A fatal drive-by shooting in Greenacres left one man dead this afternoon. It happened on 10th avenue across the street from a day care center. For Carlos Delrio, he has a daughter at the day care and says he has been trying to get police to patrol the area more often.
Source: WPEC 12 News    Date: March 30, 2015

Fort Myers police arrest felon with assault rifle (Fort Myers, FL): Fort Myers police arrested convicted felon and "Latin King" gang member Jorge Reina, 23, on Sunday during a traffic stop on Marsh Ave. in Fort Myers. The police report says Reina was in possession of an assault rifle that was loaded with six round of ammunition.
Source: The News-Press    Date: March 30, 2015

Elusive gang leader caught in Pompano Beach, deputies say (Pompano Beach, FL): There's a job opening in the front office of one of the most violent street gangs in Pompano Beach following the arrest of a reputed one-time leader, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: March 25, 2015

Shooting near UCF 'Greek Ghetto' possibly gang related (Orlando, FL): After an alleged shooting near UCF's "Greek Ghetto," one witness says he fears for his life. A heated argument among four men quickly turned violent, as witness Alexander Anderson said three of them pulled out guns near 3600 Khayyam Ave.
Source: Central Florida Future    Date: March 23, 2015

Four ‘Big Money Team’ gang members convicted of dealing drugs (Miami, FL): Four members of a Miami street gang called “Big Money Team” were convicted Monday of drug trafficking and related violent crimes after a one-month trial.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: March 9, 2015

Man may have been shot by friendly fire (Eustis, FL): A man shot to death in Eustis earlier this year may have been hit by gunfire from members of his own gang during a botched ambush on a rival gang.
Source: Daily Commercial    Date: March 2, 2015

Gang busted at BMS (Blountstown, FL): Don’t think gang activity would ever hit Calhoun County? Think again. Last week, the Blountstown Police Department shut down the “Plugg Boyzz” gang that originated at Blountstown Middle School, leading to three arrests. School officials at BMS became aware of possible gang activity in late January and notified School Resource Officer Eddie Dalton.
Source: The County Record    Date: February 26, 2015

Gang prevention session educates parents (Wellington, FL): Wellington's Community Services Department partnered with the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office and the Neil S. Hirsch Boys & Girls Club to put on the first Gang Resistance Education and Training Informational Session Feb. 17 at the club.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: February 24, 2015

Operation 'Checkmate' targets suspected gang members, felons (Palm Beach County, FL): Dozens of suspected Palm Beach County gang members are behind bars. Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw announced 38 out of 42 suspects were arrested in Operation Checkmate targeting gangs, guns and drugs.
Source: WPTV 5 News    Date: February 19, 2015

Deputies: Teen faces attempted murder charges after shooting gang members (Orange County, FL): A teen picked up this week near Atlanta faces extradition to face charges in a gang-related shooting on Feb. 5 outside a south Orlando apartment that wounded two teenagers.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: February 19, 2015

Car break-in sparks feud among rival teens in St. Petersburg (St. Petersburg, FL): In mid January, a boy broke into a car in St. Petersburg. He took a bunch of money in what was, according to police, a relatively unremarkable crime.
Source: Tampa Bay Times    Date: February 18, 2015

Gangs continue to foster crisis for vulnerable Jacksonville youth as sheriff election approaches (Jacksonville, FL): Many times a week, gang detectives with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office scan their computers for a world of potential violence. Gun references are infused in rap lyrics and weapons are brandished for video cameras in an overall tone of anarchy and brash disregard for authority rising from Jacksonville neighborhoods.
Source: The Florida Times-Union    Date: February 15, 2015

2 teens shot in apparent gang violence in Orlando (Orlando, FL): Orange County deputies are searching for the young gunmen who shot and injured two unarmed teen boys, ages 13 and 17.
Source: WKMG Channel 6 News    Date: February 5, 2015

6-Month Investigation Leads To Arrest Of Juvenile Gang Leader (Broward County, FL): A six-month investigation into home burglaries in Broward County has led to the arrest of the suspected ringleader.
Source: CBS Miami     Date: January 29, 2015

Sheriff: Osceola gang members busted with guns, drugs, pitbulls (Osceola County, FL): Several members of an Osceola County street gang were picked up Thursday on drug charges while their leader was arrested in Arizona.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: January 22, 2015

Gang member charged with shooting at police (Jacksonville, FL): A judge denied bond for a man accused of shooting at officers Friday. Jonathan Campbell was arrested Friday and charged with three counts of attempted murder of a police officer after he pulled a gun on detectives attempting to serve a narcotics search warrant, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
Source: WJXT News4Jax    Date: January 16, 2015

Collier deputies: Gang members beat Immokalee man, steal wallet (Naples, FL): An Immokalee man who was walking his dog in November said he was beaten by a group of about 10 men who took $500 from him and fractured his ankle.
Source: Naples Daily News    Date: January 9, 2015

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