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Man goes from life of violence to empowering youth (Wilmington, NC): Many feel that youth violence is on the rise in the Port City.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: February 1, 2016

Kinston police say both Monday murders are gang related (Kinston, NC): Police say two deadly shootings twelve hours apart in Kinston are both gang related.
Source: WITN 7 News    Date: January 27, 2016

Reputed gang members could get capital punishment trial (Charlotte, NC): It's still yet to be decided if Jamell Cureton, along with reputed gang member Malcolm Hartley, will face the death penalty for crimes they allegedly committed as members of the United Blood Nation.
Source: WBTV 3 News    Date: January 19, 2016

Gang violence has Raleigh on edge (Raleigh, NC): Over an 11 day span, there have been eight shootings in Raleigh. Two of them were fatal. FOX3 has been tracking the violence. We learned it is being committed by a new form of gangs. In actuality, these “gangs” are being simulated by smaller mobs or mafias. They don't take over neighborhoods. Instead, they claim certain streets, and the violence acts they commit have no rules or boundaries.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News    Date: January 19, 2016

Gun violence: From problems to solutions (Salisbury, NC): Six — that’s the number of shootings in September that triggered a partnership between the Salisbury Police and the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office. It was a solution that would maximize patrol efforts in the city, one that has resulted in fewer violent gun incidents in the city as the year came to a close.
Source: Salisbury Post    Date: January 17, 2016

Man arrested in Sharpsburg killing (Sharpsburg, NC): The assailant never left his vehicle as he fired the fatal shot that killed 21-year-old Michael Anthony Richardson, Sharpsburg Police investigators said.
Source: The Wilson Times    Date: January 14, 2016

2 more reach plea agreements in MS-13 gang case (Charlotte, NC): Two more people indicted in a massive case involving the MS-13 gang have reached plea agreements, according to court records.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: January 14, 2016

Schools and community organizations working to end violence (New Hanover County, NC): With recent shootings and violence happening in Wilmington, schools and organizations are hoping to help young people find a different path. There were 12 homicides in Wilmington this year, with teenagers being involved in the violence. "Now we're seeing a resurgence and escalation of the violence of students who are involved in gang activity," said Judy Stubblefield, behavior specialist with New Hanover County Schools.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: January 8, 2016

Reputed gang member agrees to plead guilty in connection with couple’s murder (Charlotte, NC) : Another reputed Charlotte gang member has agreed to plead guilty in connection with the 2014 killings of Doug and Debbie London in their Lake Wylie, S.C., home.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: January 2, 2016

Law enforcement sees increase in validated gang members in New Hanover County (Wilmington, NC): The Wilmington Police Department and the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office said they've seen an increase in validated gang members living in the Port City area in 2015.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: December 30, 2015

WPD searches for suspects in deadly gang-related shooting (Wilmington, NC): The Wilmington Police Department held a news conference Monday afternoon to discuss the latest developments in connection to the deadly shooting at 11th and Castle streets Sunday morning.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: December 24, 2015

Conference addresses gang-related issues (Winston, NC): Nonprofits and a division of the Winston-Salem Police Department (WSPD) are targeting youth at risk for joining gangs. They have developed aConference addresses gang-related issuesction plans to help steer youth into productive activities.
Source: The Chronicle    Date: December 24, 2015

Chief: Citizen tips help in the wake of gang-related shootings that killed teen (Wilmington, NC): A fatal shooting Sunday morning was the first in a series of three daytime gang-related shootings that spread across the city. While investigators work to find suspects in the recent tragedies, Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous said citizens are “stepping up” and providing clues that are helping investigators make quick progress in the case.
Source: Port City Daily    Date: December 22, 2015

Greensboro man with gang ties charged in Bragg Street double homicide (Greensboro, NC): Police have charged a Greensboro man in connection with a double homicide earlier this month on East Bragg Street.
Source: News & Record    Date: December 22, 2015

NC teen killed, 4 others hurt in gang-related drive-by shooting, police say (Wilmington, NC): Wilmington Police were on the scene of a deadly shooting at 11th and Castle Street on Sunday. One teenager is dead and four others have been wounded as a result of the drive-by shooting in downtown Wilmington, according to Wilmington Police.
Source: WNCN News    Date: December 20, 2015

Trigger Happy: Witnesses are staying mum as shootings in Alamance County rise in 2015 (Burlington, NC): There was the mother in Burlington who, upon hearing a popping sound one night in March, walked into her 11-year-old daughter’s bedroom to find plaster dust on the child’s forehead from the gun fired by a man in the apartment next door.
Source: The Times-News     Date: December 19, 2015

Charlotte awarded grant for anti-gang initiative (Charlotte, NC): Charlotte City Council voted to accept a grant Monday night in the amount of $612, 922 from the U.S. Department of Justice to fund the Community Oriented Police Services anti-gang initiative, managed by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: December 14, 2015

Raleigh apartment complex known for drug and gang activity shut down as nuisance (Raleigh, NC): A Raleigh apartment complex has been closed and deemed a public nuisance. This comes after a yearlong investigation by the Memphis Police Department and the District Attorney General’s Office, and it is a part of the continuing effort to get drugs and guns off the street.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News    Date: December 11, 2015

Gang member charged with murder in Greensboro homicide (Greensboro, NC): One person has been arrested in connection with a double shooting that killed a man, and police anticipate additional arrests.
Source: News & Record    Date: December 11, 2015

CMPD to get grant to combat gang violence (Charlotte, NC): The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is expected to get a federal grant that will provide critical resources to fighting gang violence. So far, CMPD has applied for and received $2,640,427 in outside grants to help with crime fighting.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: December 11, 2015

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