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Possible gang shooting kills one (Killeen, TX): A 19-year-old man died and a 20-year-old man was wounded in what police believe was a gang-related shooting. According to police, the shooting occurred after a dispute involving several people. Investigation is continuing.
Source: Austin American-Statesman Date: September 23, 2003
Drive-by shooting kills one man (Milwaukee, WI): One man was killed and another was injured in an apparent drive-by shooting on the city's north side, police said. The two men were on a porch when shots were fired from a car with two men inside. One of the men leaned out a window and sprayed the porch with bullets, police said. No arrests have been made.
Source: Journal Sentinel Date: September 23, 2003
Gang homicide (Santa Ana, CA): An 18-year-old male was killed in a gang-related stabbing in the courtyard of a Santa Ana apartment building, police said. It was unclear what led police to believe the stabbing was gang related. No other information was available.
Source: City News Service Date: September 22, 2003
Drive-by shooting wounds teenager (Rochester, NY): A 17-year-old male was shot in a drive-by shooting in Rochester, police said. Up to three suspects are being sought by police. No motive has been determined.
Source: Democrat & Chronicle Date: September 22, 2003
Man critically injured in shooting (Poughkeepsie, NY): In Poughkeepsie, a man in his 30s suffered life-threatening injuries after being shot while standing in front of a restaurant, police said. The gunman is still at large, and police do not know whether the shooting was gang related or not.
Source: Poughkeepsie Journal Date: September 22, 2003
Three teens held in slaying near Placitas (Placitas, NM): Three teenagers, a 14-year-old and two 16-year-olds, who are tied to the Southside Locos street gang, robbed and killed a man who authorities think was their drug supplier, a Sandoval County sheriff's official said. Each teen faces an open count of murder and robbery charges in the slaying of the 47-year-old victim. The man was found dead in Placitas with multiple stab and gunshot wounds. Police believe that robbery was the motive.
Source: Albuquerque Journal Date: September 22, 2003
One dead, two injured in weekend shootings (Fort Wayne, IN): Police are investigating three unrelated shooting deaths that left one teen dead and another two men wounded. The first shooting was apparently a drive-by attack that killed a 15- or 16-year-old boy. The second and third shooting left a 44-year-old man in critical condition and a 25-year-old man wounded. Police have no motives for any of the shootings and no arrests have been made.
Source: The News-Sentinel Date: September 22, 2003
Metcalfe Park gains anti-gang grant (Milwaukee, WI): Metcalfe Park and neighboring communities will receive $2.5 million as part of a new national project aimed at combating gang violence and other criminal behavior among youths. Milwaukee joins Los Angeles, Miami, and Richmond, Virginia, as the pilot cities for the federal initiative, called the Gang and Neighborhood Violence Project. The Governor of the state said, "This funding will support a partnership between federal, state, and local leaders to combat youth gang violence. It will empower local citizens to work together to make their neighborhoods safer." The project, which will last three years, will target the area's hard-to-reach youths. However, instead of the federal money going to social service agencies that serve youth, the money will aid individual families directly, in order to impact some of the conditions that factored into the youths' violent behavior in the first place. Milwaukee became a target for the project after a boy was beaten to death last fall by several people, mostly boys.
Source: Journal Sentinel Date: September 22, 2003
Man charged in two fatal shootings (Milwaukee, WI): A 23-year-old man was charged with first-degree intentional homicide in two fatal shootings. A 22-year-old man was also charged with felony murder in the second shooting. The motive for both shootings involved robbery and drug trafficking. Both suspects are alleged members of the Latin Kings street gang.
Source: The Associated Press State & Local Wire Date: September 22, 2003
Two men slain in weekend violence (Chicago, IL): Two unrelated murders in which a 26-year-old man was fatally shot and a man in his 30s was stabbed to death are being investigated by Chicago police. The shooting victim was found dead in the Irving Park neighborhood, and the other man was found dead in a hallway of Chicago Housing Authority's Cabrini-Green complex. In a separate incident, a 19-year-old man was charged with first-degree murder in the possible gang-related shooting death of a 17-year-old boy.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: September 21, 2003
Josey cross-country runners report threats (Augusta, GA): Authorities are investigating a report that students from Josey High School's cross-country team were threatened by men who had guns in their cars. According to reports, the team members were running near an intersection when they were approached by several men driving three or four cars. When the cars stopped, 10 to 15 men exited the vehicles, and two of them pointed guns at the teens. After a brief argument, the men returned to their cars, and one of the vehicles brushed up against one of the boys, slightly wounding him. Witnesses said the conflict is between two gangs called the South Side Posse and The Sunset.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle Date: September 21, 2003
Seven charged in murder-for-hire sting (El Centro, CA): Seven people, ranging from 21- to 38-years-old, accused of agreeing to be hired as killers in exchange for $80,000 were arraigned on federal charges. The suspects are believed to be part of a Logan Heights gang, authorities said. During the nine-month investigation led by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the suspects told undercover agents they were hired to kill people.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: September 20, 2003
Long Island gang-slay shock (Long Island, NY): A 37-year-old man was brutally murdered by members of the 18th Street gang as he was walking home from work. Police say there may be a connection between the man's murder and an attack on a couple in their 30s hours earlier. The 18th Street gang is believed to be responsible for both attacks.
Source: New York Post Date: September 20, 2003
Nine busted in high school gang beating (Queens, NY): Nine teenagers were arrested for an alleged gang-related fight at Beach Channel High School that left multiple individuals with minor injuries, authorities said. Sources say the fight may have stemmed from an incident during the summer. Five teens, ages 17 and 18, were arrested for second-degree assault. Four minors were also charged.
Source: New York Post Date: September 20, 2003
Safety net will be cast at Crane (Chicago, IL): Chicago public schools are implementing a "safe passage" program to protect students traveling to and from school. The recent death of a 15-year-old teen, who police believe gang members mistook for a member of a rival gang, has prompted school officials to recruit 100 volunteers to stand on street corners around Crane High School for one hour in the morning and one hour in the afternoon.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: September 20, 2003
Gang reportedly promoting unsafe sex (Worcester, MA): Two Worcester girls have been pressured into having unprotected sex with HIV-infected gang members as part of their initiation, executive director of the South Worcester Neighborhood Center said. He also went on to say that gangs in Worcester's Green Island and Main South neighborhoods have recently stepped up their recruitment efforts in an attempt to expand their turf. It was not confirmed if the girls had gone through with the initiation. No information on the gang was available. In response, local agencies are planning strategies to help inform people on the dangers of gangs and HIV.
Source: Telegram and Gazette Date: September 20, 2003
Shooting may leave Wichita man paralyzed (Wichita, KS): A gang-related shooting may have left a 27-year-old man paralyzed. The victim and the 29-year-old suspect, who are acquaintances, were allegedly arguing over a woman when the shot was fired. Police are searching for the suspect.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: September 20, 2003
Drive-by shooting leaves Shreveport man injured (Shreveport, LA): A 23-year-old man was injured during a drive-by shooting in which occupants of a home were the targets. As a car approached a house, its passengers began firing shots. The occupants of the house returned fire, a witness said. A second car came up as bullets began to fly, and the driver was unsuccessful at swerving around the first car. The two cars collided, and the first car struck a tree. Occupants of both vehicles and occupants of the house fled. The 23-year-old victim, who was a passenger in the first car, suffered a gunshot wound and fell on the grass. The man was in serious condition. Investigation is continuing.
Source: The Times Date: September 20, 2003
Gang member is charged in stepfather's killing (Aurora, IL): A 23-year-old man has been charged with recruiting a pair of teenagers to kill his stepfather during a staged home invasion in Aurora, west of Chicago. Police originally thought the stepfather died from a shooting during a home burglary but later found that the shooting was orchestrated by his 23-year-old stepson. The suspect and his younger brother were apparently upset about how the stepfather treated their late mother. The older brother recruited two 16-year-old boys to shoot his stepfather. All three are in the same street gang and charged with murder. A 17-year-old boy was also arrested for driving the two gunmen to the home.
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch Date: September 20, 2003
Tulsa program targets potential gang members (Tulsa, OK): The Oklahoma Board of Juvenile Affairs and Oklahoma Department of Central Services have approved an $80,000 contract with Youth Services of Tulsa for a new project designed to prevent north Tulsa youngsters from becoming gang members. According to the executive director of the Youth Services of Tulsa, a mentoring program will be used in conjunction with positive role models to keep youngsters in school and to prepare them for jobs that might keep them away from gangs. He also said the gang program will not target known, hard-core gang members. Instead, it will be looking at the younger brothers and sisters and young neighbors of those people. The program will measure its success by reporting how many of the targeted youngsters are participating and staying in school after six months, by the numbers of encounters with police the youngsters have, and by numbers of school offenses they receive.
Source: The Daily Oklahoman Date: September 20, 2003
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