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.
External Links Disclaimer
The article summaries listed contain links to the sites that host the original articles. These sites are not controlled by the National Gang Center. The National Gang Center does not endorse the organizations or views represented by these sites and takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over, the accuracy, accessibility, copyright or trademark compliance or legality of the material contained on these sites.
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
Calif. gang member sentenced for accomplice death (Santa Ana, CA): A Southern California court has sentenced a Fresno area gang member to 45 years-to-life in prison for first-degree murder in the death of an accomplice during a shootout with police.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: September 30, 2011
Gang member arrested after police dog finds him in garage (Santa Ana, CA): A documented gang-member and tagger was found hiding in a garage with a stolen handgun after running from officers Friday morning, police said.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: September 30, 2011
New Pasadena police gang intelligence unit to be launched in near future (Pasadena, CA): After the Pasadena Police Department decided to disband its Project Spotlight – the unit which, as one of its tasks, investigates gangs – a new unit focused entirely on gang activity is planned.
Source: The Pasadena Citizen Date: September 30, 2011
Reputed gang member found guilty of killing cop (Chicago, IL): A Cook County jury late Wednesday convicted a reputed gang member charged in the 2009 murder of a Chicago police officer.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: September 29, 2011
Accused killer teen shows young face of Winnipeg gang war (Winnipeg, MB): He's just a kid. He's also an accused killer. Winnipeg's street-gang war took another tragic turn this week when police announced a 14-year-old boy is the suspected shooter in the city's 32nd homicide of 2011.
Source: The Gazette Date: September 29, 2011
Street gang leader hid $730,000 in revenue (Montreal, QC): Ducarme Joseph, the notorious Quebec street gang leader, earned more than $730,000 between 1999 and 2009 and owned or co-owned at least two businesses but he never declared a nickel of income to tax officials.
Source: Canoe News Date: September 29, 2011
Federal gang roundup nabs eight men but neighbors worry other gangs will fight to fill void (Bronx, NY): Melrose residents Wednesday applauded the arrests of suspected murderous thugs from the Courtlandt Ave. Crew and God's Favorite Children street gangs, but also braced for a possible spike in violence if new outfits compete to fill the void.
Source: New York Daily News Date: September 29, 2011
Former gang member testifies at murder trial (Lompoc, CA): A former Lompoc gang member said in court Wednesday that he was with a group of friends when three of them admitted they had shot a teen-age boy to death.
Source: Santa Maria Times Date: September 29, 2011
Chiarelli promises sustained gang-unit funding (Ottawa, ON): Ottawa West-Nepean Liberal candidate Bob Chiarelli has sent a letter to police Chief Vern White allaying his fears that funding for the Guns and Gangs program might be cut.
Source: The Ottawa Citizen Date: September 29, 2011
Cuts hit efforts to fight gangs (Salinas, CA): Local officials eager to move ahead with what promised to be an innovative gang prevention project have been left stunned by the fickleness and instability of federal funding.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: September 29, 2011
Shooting may be linked to gang activity (Coquitlam, BC): A man with gang links was shot several times in the 2700block of Barnet Highway in Coquitlam Wednesday afternoon. Sgt. Peter Thiessen said the man is expected to survive.
Source: Canada.com Date: September 29, 2011
Disclaimer: The news items and links are provided as an informational resource to you. Each of the linked Web page providers has its own policies and practices regarding how long a link to its news item is available before it is archived or a fee is charged. Also, some of the sites require users to register in order to access materials. We do not guarantee the accuracy, currency, content, or quality of any linked website information, nor whether a link from the website may take the user to unintended or objectionable content. Please contact us to report any problems. Thank you.