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Man wounded in drive-by shooting (Manhattan, NY): A 23-year-old man was wounded during a drive-by shooting in Washington Heights, police said. The man was sitting on a bench with four others when someone in a passing car opened fire. The man was in stable condition, and police have not made any arrests.
Source: New York Post Date: June 25, 2003
Woman killed in drive-by shooting (Richmond, VA): A 23-year-old woman was shot to death, and her 16-year-old brother and a 21-year-old female friend were wounded in a drive-by shooting in South Richmond. Wounds suffered by the 16 and 21-year-olds were not considered life-threatening, police said. Police report that the victims were standing in front of a house when they were shot from the driver's side of a passing car. No arrests have been made, and police are seeking more information about the shooting.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: June 25, 2003
Plea to find boy's killer (Elmhurst, NY): Police are investigating a possible gang-related shooting that occurred in front of an apartment building that left a 16-year-old boy dead. The boy was believed to have been involved in gang activity, police said. "He was clearly the target," said a police source. "This wasn't the case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time."
Source: Daily News Date: June 24, 2003
Two injured in gang-related shooting (Raleigh, NC) : In Raleigh, a 33-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy suffered minor injuries during a gang-related shooting, police said. The incident began at Watson's Flea Market when a group of four teens asked a man and two teenagers which gang they belonged to. They told them of their affiliation with a rival gang, displayed hand signs, and got into a car and left the flea market, an officer said. The other men pursued them, and a passenger fired a shotgun into the fleeing vehicle. Police arrested and charged a 16-year-old with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. Another 16-year-old was arrested and charged with aiding and abetting an assault with deadly weapon inflicting serious injury with intent to kill. A 15-year-old was charged with being an accessory after the fact, and the fourth occupant, a 15-year-old, was not charged.
Source: News Observer Date: June 24, 2003
Orosi drive-by investigated (Orosi, CA): Police are seeking a group of men they say were involved in a drive-by shooting that wounded a man. According to the victim, the suspects were following him and his friends in a vehicle and eventually a confrontation took place at a convenience store. One of the suspects displayed a handgun and fired a single shot, deputies said.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: June 24, 2003
Bullets claim life of man sitting in vehicle (New Orleans, LA): A 27-year-old man was fatally shot when unidentified suspects pulled up and opened fire while he was sitting in his vehicle, police said. Investigators are seeking the gunmen and a motive.
Source: The Times-Picayune Date: June 24, 2003
Man killed, woman hurt in nightclub shooting (Arlington, TX): Police say a possible gang-related shooting outside an Arlington nightclub left a 26-year-old man dead and a woman wounded. After a fight at the nightclub, gunfire ensued as the victim and others involved got into their vehicles. The woman who was wounded was at a nearby gas station when she was hit by a stray bullet. Police have no suspects.
Source: The Dallas Morning News Date: June 24, 2003
Two shooting victims may face paralysis (Hayward, CA): Two men, ages 20 and 25, wounded in an apparent gang-related shooting in west Hayward, may be paralyzed due to their injuries, police said. Two other men, ages 20 and 24, also suffered multiple gunshot wounds. Investigators assume the four men were gathered on the sidewalk when a car stopped next to them. Someone got out of the car and fired six to ten shots at the men, police said. Police have not yet determined the motive for the shooting, but said there are "gang overtones." "We have reason to believe that some, if not all, of the victims have gang affiliations." The area where the shooting occurred has a history of gang-related violence.
Source: Alameda Times-Star Date: June 24, 2003
Two arrested in drive-by shooting (Los Angeles, CA): Two alleged male members of a Culver City gang, ages 16 and 18, were arrested after they allegedly used a U-Haul truck to commit a drive-by shooting in Venice, police reported. The teenagers led police on a chase that ended when the truck crashed into the Macy's department store in Fox Hills. The two suspects then ran from the truck, but were caught by police. The victim of the shooting, a man in his 20s, was listed in critical condition after the suspects pulled up to his residence and someone inside the cabin opened fire, police said.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: June 23, 2003
Police investigating shooting of four men (Hayward, CA): Police are investigating a shooting in Northern Hayward that left four men wounded. According to reports, the shooting was the result of an early morning argument. Police do not know if the shooting is gang-related or if the men were shot by each other or by somebody else.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: June 23, 2003
Boy shot during apparent drive-by shooting (Beloit, WI): A drive-by shooting left an 11-year-old boy wounded when a shot was fired into a home, police said. The boy, who was treated for minor injuries and released, was sleeping when the bullet came through the house and one of the shotgun pellets hit him. No arrests have been made.
Source: The Associated Press State & Local Wire Date: June 23, 2003
Two charged with murder in drive-by shooting (Chicago, IL): Two men, ages 20 and 22, were arrested and charged with first-degree murder for the killing of a 19-year-old male as he was getting into a car in front of his home, according to prosecutors. The two men stole a van for the alleged shooting and later burned it. They were also charged with arson and burglary.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 23, 2003
Bronx man shot (Baychester, NY): Police are seeking information for the drive-by shooting that injured a 32-year-old man as he was sitting in his parked car in Baychester. The gunman pulled alongside the victim and opened fire without speaking to him, then drove off immediately.
Source: New York Post Date: June 23, 2003
Police detain eight in drive-by shooting (Greensboro, NC): Police detained eight people for questioning after a drive-by shooting occurred in downtown Greensboro. An officer who was in the area said there were two cars, and two or three shots were fired. No one was injured.
Source: News and Record Date: June 23, 2003
17-year-old arrested in suspected gang shooting (Cathedral City, CA): A 17-year-old man was arrested in connection with what police believe was a gang-related shooting. Police pulled over a speeding car and found the 17-year-old suspect inside with his head bleeding. A 23-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound. Police believe he was the victim of the shooting.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: June 23, 2003
One killed, two wounded after talk of gangs (Houston, TX): Police are looking for the suspect who killed a 17-year-old male and wounded two males, ages 15 and 24. The suspect approached the three men who were standing in an apartment complex and asked them what gang they belonged to. After talking to them briefly, he shot them, police said. Police have a good description of the suspect.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: June 22, 2003
Police seek help in teen's shooting death (Garland, TX): A 16-year-old boy was fatally shot in what police suspect was a gang-related shooting. The boy was in a parking lot of El Mexicano, a local pool hall, when a shot was fired from someone in a car. Police have no suspects.
Source: The Dallas Morning News Date: June 22, 2003
Ten people wounded in drive-by shooting (Carson, CA): A birthday party in Carson left ten people wounded as suspects opened fire after an argument, police said. There was no report of fatal injuries, but some victims were listed in serious condition. No arrests have been made.
Source: The Associated Press State & Local Wire Date: June 22, 2003
Drive-by shooting (Syracuse, NY): In an apparent drive-by shooting, a young man was wounded when someone in a van shot at him, police said. The victim did not suffer any life-threatening wounds. No arrests were made, but police are seeking information for the case.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: June 22, 2003
Newburgh man shot, stabbed in gang-related violence (Newburgh, NY): The City of Newburgh police arrested three men, ages 19, 21, and 22, on charges of second-degree attempted murder after the shooting and stabbing of a 29-year old man. The victim suffered several life-threatening injuries, but is still alive, police said. The three suspects are allegedly members of the Neta Street gang, while the victim is believed to be a member of the Benkard Barrios Kings.
Source: Poughkeepsie Journal Date: June 22, 2003
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