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Teen seriously injured in Ventura shooting (Ventura, CA): A teenage boy was seriously injured Sunday night in a suspected gang shooting, police said. The 17-year-old Ventura boy was walking in the 100 block of Mission Avenue with two friends about 6:40 p.m. when he was approached by a group of males and an altercation ensued, police said. During the altercation, someone pulled a handgun and shot the teen in the stomach, leaving him in the street, officials said.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: October 24, 2011
Kansas teens sentenced in skate gang-related death (Kansas City, KS): One of the things parents fear about their children taking up skateboarding is gangs. Part of that fear stems from fictional movies like Thrashin' and a handful of factual based incidents. The factual based incidents are a mixed bag of situations.
Source: Yahoo! Date: October 24, 2011
High-ranking gang member charged in 2009 shooting (Hartford, CT): A high-ranking member of a street gang has been charged with shooting a man in the thigh in July of 2009, according to an arrest warrant.
Source: The Hartford Courant Date: October 24, 2011
Lawyers for man accused in Santa Rosa slaying allege victim had gang ties (Santa Rosa, CA): Lawyers for a Santa Rosa man accused of gunning down a former Sonoma County corrections officer outside a downtown brew pub allege in court papers the officer had gang ties and was fired over his illegal possession of a gun.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: October 24, 2011
Murder trial in Albany gang initiation death begins (Albany, GA): Two suspected members of the Black Gangsta Disciples are now on trial for a fatal gang beating in Albany. Ernest Thomas and 35-year old Sherman Northern are charged with murder and street gang terrorism.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: October 24, 2011
Four arrested in San Rafael gang-related pellet gun shooting (San Rafael, CA): Marin County sheriff's deputies have arrested three men and a 16-year-old boy allegedly involved in a gang-related altercation that resulted in a car accident and pellet gun shooting in San Rafael.
Source: Marin Independent Journal Date: October 24, 2011
Two set to change pleas in Youngstown LSP gang raid (Youngstown, OH): Two men charged in a 42-count indictment against 23 people affiliated with South Side street gang LSP are expected to change their pleas this week.
Source: WYTV 33 News Date: October 24, 2011
Tenn. officials visit Fresno to study model anti-gang unit (Fresno, CA) : A Memphis-area law-enforcement delegation is in Fresno to learn about and model MAGEC, the county's multi-agency anti-gang force.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: October 24, 2011
Weekend gang shootings put Portland in danger of exceeding last year's level of violence (Portland, OR): Police responded to a spate of gang shootings over the weekend, one of them fatal – the latest uptick in an increasingly violent year of gang-related crime in Portland. With 85 gang-related shootings, stabbings and serious assaults to date this year to date – and with two more months to go until New Year's – Portland is on track to exceed the 95 gang-related crimes in 2010.
Source: The Oregonian Date: October 24, 2011
Santa Cruz man seriously injured in gang-related stabbing (Santa Cruz, CA): Santa Cruz police are investigating a gang-related stabbing Sunday night that left a 26-year-old man seriously wounded.
Source: FOX 11 News Date: October 24, 2011
SJPD investigating gang-related stabbing death (San Jose, CA): San Jose police are searching for a suspect or suspects who stabbed a man to death early Sunday morning in what authorities believe is a gang-related incident.
Source: Examiner Date: October 24, 2011
Plainfield gang member gets nine years in prison for violent robbery (Plainfield, NJ): A Plainfield street gang member was sentenced to nine years in state prison for a violent 2010 robbery that targeted an immigrant, Union County Prosecutor Theodore Romankow said today.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: October 24, 2011
MS-13 gang suspects face murder in Daly City shooting (Daly City, CA): A federal trial is beginning for two alleged MS-13 gang members accused in a fatal triple shooting in Daly City in 2009.
Source: The San Francisco Examiner Date: October 24, 2011
Gang dispute led to killing: Humboldt murder suspect transferred to adult court following testimony (Trenton, TN): Witnesses say Kelcey Zaccheaus Williams, a Humboldt 17-year-old charged with first-degree murder, shot and killed Lonzell Smith of Milan after Smith failed to give up his car rims in a gang-related dispute.
Source: The Jackson Sun Date: October 24, 2011
Project Hope aims to help youths head in the right direction (Stamford, CT): Five years ago, Barry Woods and Patty Melchionno hit the streets. They looked for groups of kids hanging out on corners and basketball courts. They handed out business card after business card, hoping to get their message out.
Source: Stamford Advocate Date: October 24, 2011
Man stabbed in elbow while walking in northeast Hollister (Hollister, CA): Police are looking for two men suspected of stabbing a Hollister man Sunday night after approaching him on the street and asking him about possible gang affiliation, according to the Hollister Police Department.
Source: Hollister Free Lance Date: October 24, 2011
Drugs, beatings: Gang activity detailed (Frederick, MD): As federal agents watched, members of the South Side Brims Bloods gang emerged from a dark, wooded Frederick park after a meeting in August 2010. One member looked uncomfortable, and two young men in the group looked as if they had been beaten up.
Source: The Frederick News-Post Date: October 23, 2011
Pre-dawn gunfire targets east end home linked to street gang (Hamilton, ON): Hamilton detectives are investigating a shooting targeting a home with links to a Hamilton street gang. Several shots were fired at the front door of the Bilardi Court home early Sunday morning, but no one was injured.
Source: The Hamilton Spectator Date: October 23, 2011
Fresno police arrest gang member on gun, drug charges (Fresno, CA): Fresno Police arrested a 49-year-old gang member after a traffic stop revealed that he had a loaded, sawed-off shotgun behind his car seat and drugs in the trunk.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: October 23, 2011
Two men arrested in shooting near Kenmore Diner (Worcester, MA): Two men accused of firing several gunshots outside the Kenmore Diner Saturday morning — leaving people to scramble for cover — were allegedly taking aim at rival gang members, police reports indicate.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: October 23, 2011
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