Gang-Related News Articles
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14-year-old arrested in Hillsboro gang stabbing (Hillsboro, OR): A Hillsboro gang member was stabbed in the abdomen Tuesday night, allegedly by a 14-year-old member of a rival gang.
Source: The Oregonian Date: November 26, 2008
Gang link seen in shootings (Seattle, WA): Police suspect that at least five victims in the weekend's shootings -- two at Southcenter, one at a First Hill nightclub and two on Rainier Avenue South -- had ties to the same street gang in South Seattle.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: November 25, 2008
Reno parents ask for more police in gang-prone area (Reno, NV): Community members at Pine Middle School Monday night told Reno police and city officials they want more police patrols, stricter enforcement of open container laws, lighting on sidewalks and in parks and more athletic opportunities for youngsters to keep them away from gang activity.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal Date: November 25, 2008
Gang activity blamed for attack (Las Vegas, NV): Gang activity is being blamed for an attack that happened at a local park. As families and friends gathered to play soccer at Rafael Rivera Park, a runaway ball was the spark that left one teenage victim fighting for his life at University Medical Center, and three others recovering from bumps and bruises.
Source: KXNT News Date: November 25, 2008
Girl caught in gang-crossfire, shot outside West Side home (Chicago, IL): A teenage girl was shot by reported gang-bangers who were firing guns a half a block away from her Lawndale neighborhood home on the West Side Monday night.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: November 25, 2008
Police chief dismisses idea of increase in gang shooting, gangsters just hitting their targets (Greeley, CO): With a sudden increase in the number of people being shot in Greeley this month, Police Chief Jerry Garner said Monday there hasn’t been an increase in gang shootings, but in recent cases, the shooters hit their targets.
Source: Greeley Tribune Date: November 25, 2008
Officers on watch for gangs (Cleveland, TN): Like an infection, criminal gang activity can grow under the surface of a community, officials say, and if not watched carefully, symptoms such as graffiti, hand signs and group colors can turn into real trouble.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: November 25, 2008
Pair charged after man says he is assaulted, robbed by gang members (Chattanooga, TN): Two people have been charged after Quintez Stoudermire said he was assaulted and robbed by three members of the "Bounty Hunters" street gang on Sunday.
Source: The Chattanoogan Date: November 25, 2008
Deputies target gang members in sweep (Duarte, CA): With two gang shootings in the past two weeks fresh in their minds, sheriff's anti-gang officials raided 14 locations early Tuesday morning, arresting six suspected gang members.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: November 25, 2008
Eastwood residents, community leaders ban together to fight street gang activity in area (Houston, TX): Street gangs can expect to lose their foothold in Eastwood Park, 5000 Harrisburg Blvd., if area residents have their way. The mere hint that gang initiations have occurred in the area brought three dozen community members together Nov. 19 to compare notes and find ways to get young people involved in other activities.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: November 25, 2008
Pittsburgh police arrest 25 in gang sweep (Pittsburgh, PA): Pittsburgh police say they've arrested 25 people as part of an operation targeting gangs on the city's North Side.
Source: York Daily Record Date: November 24, 2008
Three suspected teen shooters are gang members (Omaha, NE): A third teenager was arrested on Sunday in connection with the shooting deaths of two people on Nov. 12.
Source: KETV 7 News Date: November 24, 2008
Testimony tells how gang used communication system to extort (El Paso, TX): Multi-layered and often confusing codes allegedly used by Barrio Azteca gang leaders in prison to communicate with gang members in the streets form a cornerstone of one of the largest gangland trials in El Paso currently under way in U.S. District Court.
Source: El Paso Times Date: November 24, 2008
Teens shot during drive by (Palmetto, FL): Authorities are looking for four suspects reportedly involved in an early-morning, gang-related drive-by shooting, during which two teenagers were injured.
Source: Bradenton Herald Date: November 24, 2008
Stockton hiring school anti-gang coordinator (Stockton, CA): Armed with federal anti-gang grant money, Stockton police are hiring a gang violence prevention coordinator who will work in the city's schools.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: November 23, 2008
New police unit to target gang activity (Chicago, IL): Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis on Saturday unveiled a citywide gang-enforcement strategy to root out crime in gang-infested neighborhoods and reduce the city's soaring homicide rate.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: November 23, 2008
Police say nearly 5,000 in Tulsa area tied to gangs (Tulsa, OK): Approximately 5,000 people who are either gang members or have ties to street gangs are living in the Tulsa area, police estimate.
Source: Tulsa World Date: November 23, 2008
Two wounded in gang-related shooting (Tucson, AZ): Two men were in stable condition at hospitals after they were shot in a gang-related incident Saturday afternoon on the North Side, police said.
Source: Arizona Daily Star Date: November 23, 2008
Avondale teen slain in gang shooting, police say (Chicago, IL): A 16-year-old boy was killed Friday night near his Avondale home during what Chicago police say was a gang-related shooting.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: November 23, 2008
Seven alleged members of Elizabeth City gang arrested (Elizabeth City, NC): Seven people whom police say are members of an Elizabeth City gang have been arrested in connection with a string of shootings and robberies starting in the summer.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: November 22, 2008
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