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Fatal shooting was gang-related; teen targeted, Salinas police say (Salinas, CA): A 15-year-old boy who was shot and killed outside a Salinas market has been identified by police as Jorge Alberto Mendez Barrera.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: June 22, 2010
Police nab suspect in Fort Collins "gang-related" shooting (Fort Collins, CO): Police say a man in Fort Collins drove by a basketball court and fired several shots at three people who were playing hoops.
Source: The Denver Post Date: June 22, 2010
Cops investigate two overnight drive-by shootings in SLC (Salt Lake City, UT): Salt Lake City police are investigating two reported drive-by shootings that took place within a half-hour of each other early Tuesday in the city’s northwest section.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: June 22, 2010
Santa Ana gang violence claims another life (Santa Ana, CA): A teenager was shot to death by two teenagers on bicycles and a 16-year-old was shot up to five times in separate gang attacks Tuesday as a surge of gang-related violence continues in this city, with seven shootings since Friday.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: June 22, 2010
Portland police will step up presence after outbreak of shootings (Portland, OR): Police will hit Portland streets in greater numbers in an attempt to quell an outbreak of shootings that has left two men dead in North Portland in the last week.
Source: The Oregonian Date: June 22, 2010
Gang suspect surrenders to Redding police (Redding, CA): A Redding man suspected of being involved in a pair of gang-related shootings in the city earlier this month turned himself in to authorities Tuesday.
Source: Redding Record Searchlight Date: June 22, 2010
Jury still out on curfew's effectiveness (Iowa City, IA): For all of the controversy and heated debate preceding the adoption of Iowa City's juvenile curfew, little has been said about the ordinance since it went into effect six months ago.
Source: Iowa City Press-Citizen Date: June 22, 2010
King City police arrest gang member in assault (King City, CA): King City police said they arrested a known gang member accused of assaulting a teenager Friday night. Police said, about 5:30 p.m., the victim was in the 500 block of North Third Street when he was confronted by Oscar Nunez, a known Sureño gang member.
Source: The Californian Date: June 21, 2010
Gang fight in Walmart parking lot in Porterville results in two arrests (Porterville, CA): A gang fight between three suspects broke out Saturday afternoon in the parking lot at the Porterville Walmart, according to the Porterville Police Department.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: June 21, 2010
Bay City Police investigate large gang fight (Bay City, MI): The following is a report from the Bay City Police: At approximately 8:40 p.m. Friday, Officers from the Bay City Police Department responded to Roosevelt Park in the city's south end for a report of a large fight involving subjects with baseball bats.
Source: WEYI NBC25 News Date: June 21, 2010
2010 looking like a violent year in Worcester (Worcester, MA): This year is on track to match or surpass 2004 and 2005 as one of the most violent years in the city’s history.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: June 21, 2010
Police announce strategic plan against gangs (Corpus Christi, TX): When police raided a suspected gang residence on Allencrest Drive last month, they found guns and drugs — and bulletproof vests.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times Date: June 21, 2010
Ogden police arrest two men following drive-by shootings, robbery (Ogden, UT): Two known gang members police believe were involved in a couple of drive-by shootings and an aggravated robbery were booked into jail Sunday.
Source: Deseret News Date: June 21, 2010
Gangs involved in bulk of weekend shootings (Chicago, IL): More than half of the 18 shootings over a 24-hour period this weekend involved gangs, Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis said Sunday.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 20, 2010
Stabbing suspects trying to fill criminal void (Desert Hot Springs, CA): A fatal June 13 stabbing in Desert Hot Springs was committed by teenagers who are trying to fill a void left by senior gang members who were arrested in a citywide raid last year, an investigator said Friday.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: June 19, 2010
Tulare man shot at while standing in his driveway; police say it's gang-related (Tulare, CA): A Tulare man escaped serious injuries after being shot at in what police are labeling a gang-related shooting, reported Thursday night.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: June 19, 2010
SCPD: How to ID street gangs (Huntington, NY): They might look like random scribbles at first, but Detective Troy Gibson said if you look closely enough, you can see learn a lot about gang activity from the graffiti they paint.
Source: Huntington Patch Date: June 19, 2010
Creating gang court has district attorney concerned (Goshen, NY): Orange County District Attorney Frank Phillips is miffed over Assemblyman Frank Skartados’ proposal to create a gang court in the county.
Source: Mid-Hudson News Date: June 19, 2010
Fairfield man nabbed on gang charge (Oakland, CA): Judging by an arrest made in Oakland last week, Fairfield's preliminary gang injunction is working. Last Friday, two undercover Oakland officers were working an operation when they saw a man flashing gang signs and yelling gang-related phrases at passing vehicles -- including one with undercover officers inside.
Source: The Reporter Date: June 19, 2010
Law enforcement working to lower gang tensions (Gainesville, GA): One of the few things predictable about gangs is their unpredictability, officials say. After eight years with no gang-related homicides in Hall County, there have been three in the past 10 months.
Source: The Times Date: June 19, 2010
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