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Aurora man held in four shootings at bowling alley (Kane County, IL): A 21-year old Aurora man was charged with shooting four people in a gang-related incident on March 30, at a North Aurora bowling alley. He is being held at Kane County Correctional Center charged with attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery, aggravated discharge of a weapon, and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: May 9, 2003
Dinuba pair shot while sleeping (Dinuba, CA): A 33-year-old mother and her 4-year-old daughter were seriously injured when someone walked up to their bedroom window and fired a shotgun into the room. A moment later, someone fired a shotgun into the living room, missing an adult. Police believe that the attack may have been gang-related retaliation and that more than one person was involved in the shooting. The suspects are being sought.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: May 9, 2003
Dad killed in drive-by shooting (East Flatbush, NY): A 31-year-old man was fatally shot when another man in a vehicle slowed down, stuck a gun out his window, and opened fire, police said. The victim was parking his car in front of his home when the shooting occurred. Police said the motive for the shooting was unclear.
Source: New York Daily News Date: May 9, 2003
Central Fresno teenager fatally shot while standing in his backyard (Central Fresno, CA): Police are investigating the death of a 17-year-old boy who was shot while in the backyard of his home. Investigators said that the shooter could have been on foot, bicycle, or in a car. Furthermore, police have not ruled out a self-inflicted or accidental wound. There were no witnesses, police said.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: May 9, 2003
Jordan neighborhood grieves again after drive-by killing (Jordan, MN) : A man was found slumped in a minivan's passenger seat after a fatal drive-by shooting. The man was killed when gunshots were fired from a passing car into the minivan, police said. A second man was shot in the arm and walked to an ambulance, according to witnesses. No further information on the victims or the suspects' descriptions were available.
Source: Star Tribune Date: May 9, 2003
One killed, two injured in drive-by shooting (New Orleans, LA): One man was killed, and two others were injured when a man stepped out of his vehicle and fired into the victims' car with an AK-47, police said. The victims were between 25 and 30 years old. Authorities are searching for a motive and suspects.
Source: The Times-Picayune Date: May 9, 2003
Six face federal drug charges in gang-related incident (Gulfport, MS): An alleged 34-year-old male gang member and five Jackson County residents were arrested for drug trafficking after an FBI investigation. The alleged gang member is believed to be linked to the Los Angeles-based Crips gang. All six individuals appeared in federal court in Gulfport, Mississippi. According to the court affidavit, the alleged gang member arranged for multiple kilograms of cocaine and marijuana to be transported from Los Angeles for distribution in Jackson County.
Source: The Associated Press State & Local Wire Date: May 8, 2003
7 shot on Maywood street (Maywood, IL): A shooting in Maywood, Illinois, wounded seven people who ranged in age from 3 to 40 years. The shots were fired from inside a vehicle that pulled out from an alley, police said, adding that the weapon involved was an AK-47 assault rifle. No arrests have been made and no further information was available.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: May 7, 2003
Shotgun pellets injure two (Utah): Two people were wounded from what police are calling a gang-related walk-by shooting. Officers were responding to a loud music call, when they heard three shots fired. The victims were helping someone move from an apartment when the shooting occurred. No further information was available.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: May 7, 2003
Two suspects in woman's death remain jailed (Corpus Christi, TX): Two men, ages 44 and 40, remain in the San Patricio County Jail charged with the murder in late March of a 23-year-old woman. An investigator said that the killing appears to be gang-related, noting that the murder victim associated with known gang members.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times Date: May 7, 2003
Police investigating drive-by shooting in Flagstaff (Flagstaff, AZ): Flagstaff police are investigating a drive-by shooting that left a bullet hole in a semi-truck's trailer. No one was injured. This was the second shooting in Flagstaff since yesterday. No suspects have been reported.
Source: The Associated Press State & Local Wire Date: May 7, 2003
Inglewood to organize task force on gangs (Inglewood, CA) : After seeing a recent upsurge in gang-related violence, the Inglewood City Council has voted to spend $300,000 to form a gang suppression task force. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), will lend a helping hand by assigning some of their agents to the task force. In addition, the police department, along with the Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, and Long Beach Police Department, will share gang data from a coordinated computer system.
Source: Wave Community Newspapers Date: May 7, 2003
Two men charged with murder (Arlington, VA): Two men have been arrested and charged with murder in the fatal stabbing of a 19-year-old. One of the suspects is a 20-year-old male, while the other person's age was not available. Investigation is undergoing.
Source: The Washington Post Date: May 6, 2003
San Diego screwdriver attack (San Diego, CA): A 17-year-old boy was stabbed in an apparent gang-related fight in City Heights, a suburb in San Diego, California, police said. The boy was hanging out with friends when a car with four occupants pulled up. They exchanged words, then several of the youths got out of the car and began fighting with the pedestrians. The wound suffered by the boy during the fight was non-life-threatening. Police took three male suspects into custody for questioning.
Source: City News Service Date: May 6, 2003
Graffiti vandals leave their mark (Volusia County, FL): In northwest Volusia County, Florida, gang graffiti is becoming a concern for citizens and authorities. Sheriff's officials say the graffiti seems to be the work of small gangs in west Volusia and Putnam counties. The members of the gangs could range from their early teens to their early 20s.
Source: Orlando Sentinel Date: May 6, 2003
Teen grazed by bullet in drive-by (Tulsa, OK): Police said that a teenager playing basketball with friends was grazed by a bullet when someone fired several shots from a vehicle. Investigators are unsure who the intended target was. The teen was in fair condition.
Source: Tulsa World Date: May 6, 2003
Boy, 17, is hit in drive-by shooting (Dorchester, MA): A 17-year-old teen was wounded in a drive-by shooting in Dorchester, according to police. Police have not confirmed who the target was in the shooting, but did say the gunmen appeared to be aiming at the porch when the boy was struck as he walked by. No information on the suspects was available.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: May 6, 2003
Agencies team up to fight gangs (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department are looking to form a new policing organization to share information, intelligence, and tactics in combating gang violence. LAPD's Gang Impact Teams and the sheriff's Operation Safe Streets unit will carry out some of the goals of the county/city's new gang planning authority. A coordinated management system between the two agencies will allow access to data on gang members, including sharing information about vehicles or gang associates. "I don't think anybody is naive enough to think that this will eradicate gangs, but it should significantly decrease the levels of gang violence," an observer said.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: May 5, 2003
Austin seeing more gang-related crime (Austin, TX): Authorities in Austin, Texas, have seen an increase in gang-related crime and violence in the first three months of 2003. A substantial number of incidents are thought to have been carried out by recently paroled gang members sent to prison in the late 1990s. Austin Police Department currently operates two gang units; one conducts long-term gang investigations and the other deals with gangs at a street level. Internal rivalries between the Crips and Bloods have been most prevalent so far this year, police said.
Source: Austin American-Statesman Date: May 5, 2003
Man shot in chest as he entered car (Castroville, CA): Police are investigating a shooting that wounded a 23-year-old man as he entered his car. Gang relationship has not been determined yet by police.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: May 5, 2003
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