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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Operation Save Our Sons takes a stand against gang violence (Jacksonville, FL): It has been three years since Operation Save Our Sons set out to attack and transform the culture of violence in Jacksonville.
Source: WJXT News4Jax    Date: April 23, 2015

2 women dead, 1 man injured after possible gang-related drive-by shooting in Jacksonville (Jacksonville, FL): Two women were killed and a man was hospitalized after a drive-by shooting in Jacksonville Thursday night.
Source: The Florida Times-Union    Date: April 23, 2015

Fort Pierce Police increase street patrols, presence following gang related shootings (Fort Pierce, FL): A Fort Pierce community is on high alert and in fear after a 2-year-old was among those shot in a string of three gang-related shootings Monday night, according to Fort Pierce Police.
Source: WPTV 5 News    Date: April 21, 2015

Shot 2-year-old Fort Pierce girl identified as Ma`Keila Burkes (Fort Pierce, FL): The 2-year-old girl hit by gunfire in Fort Pierce Monday night has been flown to St. Mary's Medical Center as police investigate what they're calling a string of gang-related shootings.
Source: WPTV 5 News    Date: April 21, 2015

Osceola gang member Jose Gonzalez charged with heroin sales (Osceola County, FL): Osceola gang member Jose Gonzalez-Cortes was charged with dealing heroin last week after the sheriff's gang unit arrested him with the drug and more than $34,000 in cash, court records show.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: April 20, 2015

U.S. marshals launch effort with Orange County deputies to target gangs (Orlando, FL): U.S. marshals working with Orange County deputies said they’ve taken two of Orlando’s most violent gang members off the streets. 9 Investigates found out it’s part of a larger operation to tackle gang violence.
Source: WFTV 9 News    Date: April 15, 2015

Gang expert talks about activity in Jacksonville after sixth shooting in three days (Jacksonville, FL): Jacksonville residents are reacting to the sixth shooting in Jacksonville in three days. Police say Troy Colton was shot and killed at a gas station Sunday while putting air in his tires. Now, there are questions about whether the recent violence is gang-related.
Source:    Date: April 13, 2015

UCF students concerned for safety in 'Greek Ghetto' (Orlando, FL): Across from UCF's main campus of lively college students is a neighborhood where fear has begun to roam the streets.
Source: Central Florida Future    Date: April 8, 2015

Miami-Dade detective faces trial on charges of protecting pot ring (Miami, FL): Onetime Miami-Dade County narcotics Detective Roderick Silva, who faces trial this month on charges of protecting a notorious pot ring, might have been too smart for his own good.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: April 6, 2015

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

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