Gang-Related News Articles
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 by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory using the control below.
Driver describes teen’s murder (Santa Barbara County, CA): Keith Sullivan, one of three Lompoc gang members accused in the shooting death of a 14-year-old boy, testified Friday that the trio chose the teenager at random as they cruised through a rival gang’s neighborhood.
Source: Santa Maria Times Date: October 1, 2011
Winnetka gang member convicted of murder for cohort's death during police pursuit (Los Angeles, CA): A gang member who led police on a high-speed pursuit last year that ended in a crash in Canoga Park that left one of his passengers dead was convicted Friday of second-degree murder and other charges.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: October 1, 2011
Gang member gets 24 years in death of rival (Costa Mesa, CA): A Costa Mesa gang member was sentenced to 24 years and four months in prison Friday for his role in killing a rival Santa Ana gang member.
Source: Daily Pilot Date: October 1, 2011
More than 30 arrested in SMASH sweep (Barstow, CA): San Bernardino County SMASH Gang Team members from as far away as Fontana on Friday evening conducted a gang and probation sweep that netted more than 30 people.
Source: The Daily Press Date: October 1, 2011
Three reputed gang members sentenced to up to 100 years each in Yonkers crimes (Yonkers, NY): Three reputed Yonkers gang members were sentenced Thursday to decades in prison for drug trafficking and a series of armed robberies, one of which included the killing of a drug dealer.
Source: The Journal News Date: September 30, 2011
Year-old injunction led to drop in gang activity (Ogden, UT): With the one-year anniversary of the enactment of the Ogden Trece Injunction, officials are releasing statistics that show a drop in gang activity. The injunction, essentially banning Ogden's oldest street gang from public endeavor, was signed Sept. 27, 2010, by 2nd District Judge Ernie Jones.
Source: Standard-Examiner Date: September 30, 2011
West Chicago man guilty of gang shooting that injured two (Chicago, IL): A West Chicago man was found guilty Friday of shooting two men last summer during a confrontation between rival gang factions after the city’s Railroad Days festival.
Source: Daily Herald Date: September 30, 2011
One dead, five arrested in Calif. pot garden shootout (Ione, CA): Authorities in Northern California have arrested five suspected gang members who were involved in a shootout at a medical marijuana garden that left a pot grower dead, Amador County officials said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: September 30, 2011
17 arrested throughout Salem County in crackdown on high-crime areas with gang activity (Salem, NJ): The Salem County Prosecutor’s Office has announced 17 arrests made as part of an effort to crack down on high-crime areas with gang activity throughout parts of the county.
Source: Today's Sunbeam Date: September 30, 2011
Youth gun violence equals big cost to county (San Mateo County, CA) : Youth gun violence may not affect you on a daily basis. Shootings do happen in San Mateo County, but likely not in your neighborhood.
Source: HalfMoonBayPatch Date: September 30, 2011
Teen violence takes deadly turn (Winnipeg, MB): Teenagers -- some as young as 14 -- are allegedly behind many of the 32 slayings in Winnipeg this year. In the last two killings, which occurred in the North End in the past three weeks, a 14-year-old boy was charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of David Vincett, and another 14-year-old was one of two people charged with the stabbing death of Clark 'Clarky' Stevenson, 15.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press Date: September 30, 2011
A chaotic death-filled night in Philly's 17th Police District (Philadelphia, PA): In a few furious moments Wednesday night, the 17th Police District in South Philadelphia erupted in chaos. Around 8:30 p.m., gunfire crackled on the 1500 block of South 26th Street in Grays Ferry, leaving a young man dead in the gutter with a bullet through his brain.
Source: The Inquirer Date: September 30, 2011
Attempted armed robbery leads to gang-related shooting (Reno, NV): Two suspects are in police custody after they allegedly attempted to rob a victim and later fired shots at intervening witnesses. The investigation found that documented gang members and an associated gang member observed the victim standing near an apartment and demanded money from the victim.
Source: FOX 11 News Date: September 30, 2011
Woman injured in gang-related beating downtown (Gainesville, FL): Three young Gainesville adults have been arrested on battery charges in what police are calling a gang-related beating.
Source: The Gainesville Sun Date: September 30, 2011
Toppenish police blame gangs for Thursday night shooting (Toppenish, WA): Police say a shooting late Thursday night shooting was gang-related. Police say the victim is a gang member and consider the shooting gang-related.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: September 30, 2011
Gang threats cancel pep rally at Charlotte high school (Charlotte, NC): Harding University High School was on high alert Friday afternoon after a fight and threats of violence canceled homecoming events. "It's been a lot of commotion since school been started, and stuff like that fight and stuff due to gang related," said Matthais Jackson a Harding student.
Source: WCNC 6 News Date: September 30, 2011
Gang meeting attracts 150 people (Los Banos, CA): Such a large turnout packed an informational meeting Wednesday on gangs and gang life that extra chairs needed to be brought out. Gang-related activity has become a rising concern in Los Banos in the past six months, with 13 shootings, two of them deadly.
Source: Los Banos Enterprise Date: September 30, 2011
David Kennedy, author of 'Don't Shoot,' says he has a cure for inner-city gang violence (Washington, DC): Finding a way to end gang violence is as easy as offering gang members a "way out." At least according to David Kennedy, author of "Don't Shoot" and the man behind Operation Ceasefire, a long-running program intended to curb inner-city violence.
Source: The Huffington Post Date: September 30, 2011
Street gang connect arrested, assault rifle seized in probation search (San Jacinto, CA): A street gang connect was arrested and an assault rifle along with other weapons and methamphetamine were seized in a probation search at a San Jacinto home, authorities said.
Source: Southwest Riverside News Network Date: September 30, 2011
Gang-related shooting in Coquitlam (Coquitlam, BC): A South Asian man facing firearms charges and with gang links survived a shooting incident in Coquitlam on Wednesday.
Source: The Indo-Canadian Voice Date: September 30, 2011
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