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One man injured in Gilroy shooting (Gilroy, CA): Gilroy Police investigators are looking for two suspects who shot into an occupied car in the early morning hours of Sunday, leaving the driver with major injuries to his leg.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: April 16, 2006
Two men are shot in La Mesa melee (La Mesa, CA): Police arrested one man yesterday after an apparent gang-related melee and shooting that left two men wounded outside a Spring Street restaurant.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: April 16, 2006
Police blame gang feud in shooting (Hartford, CT): An ongoing feud between rival youth gangs in Hartford's North End is being blamed for a drive-by shooting that critically wounded a 14-year-old boy and a woman who rushed to his aid Thursday night.
Source: The Hartford Courant Date: April 15, 2006
Five anti-gang groups to share city grant (Los Angeles, CA): Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced a $1.1-million city grant Friday for five anti-gang groups that identify high-risk youths and offer them counseling and other activities.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: April 15, 2006
Gangs in Md. throw rivals a cyberpunch (Washington, DC): The threat from the Washington area gang Street Thug Criminals was very clear: "We swore we were going to get the *bleep* that did this and we are. RIP Antonio."
Source: The Washington Post Date: April 14, 2006
Newport News targets growing gang problem (Newport News, VA): An increase in gang-related crime has taken a significant role in the upcoming fiscal year's budget negotiations, with city leaders, community members and even a state delegate offering ways to fight Newport News' growing gang problem.
Source: Daily Press Date: April 14, 2006
Robbins shooting tied to gang feud (Robbins, IL): Keyonte McDowell told friends this week that if Robbins police did not release his brother from custody, he would start shooting, prosecutors said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: April 14, 2006
Gang concerns put schools on edge (Trenton, NJ): Rumor-fueled concerns over escalating gang violence have put several Mercer County school systems on edge this week, adding to unease sown among residents and workers in Trenton by recent gang-related shootings and other crimes in the capital city.
Source: The Times Date: April 13, 2006
Street-gang case a first for Henrico (Henrico County, VA): Violent gang activity is now on the criminal record books in Henrico County. A group of young men and teens known as the "G'z," who stomped and stabbed a teen into a coma last year, have become the first gang members prosecuted in Henrico under Virginia's six-year-old criminal-street-gang statute.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: April 12, 2006
Waukegan gets $100,000 to fight influx of city gangs (Waukegan, IL): Citing a growing presence of Chicago gangs in the northern suburbs, law enforcement officials gathered Tuesday at a Waukegan school to announce a federal grant to combat them.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: April 12, 2006
Sheriff aims to rein in gang activity (Bradenton, FL): The recent shooting at the DeSoto Square Mall, where a bullet blew through a window and into the shopping center, is part of an increasing trend of "blatant" violent acts, Manatee sheriff's officials said Tuesday.
Source: The Herald-Tribune Date: April 12, 2006
Two sought in robbery attempt (Ramsey County, MN): Ramsey County authorities said Tuesday they are looking for a gang member with a long arrest record and a juvenile in connection with the vicious attack and attempted robbery of a convenience store clerk during the weekend.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: April 12, 2006
Gunfire, possible gangs concern officials (Haltom City, TX): Residents and city officials expressed concern Monday night about recent gunfire and other disturbances connected with what they believe to be gang activity.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: April 11, 2006
Shooting: Gang tie suspected (Fitchburg, MA): Police are investigating a possible gang connection in a Sunday evening drive-by shooting on Goddard Street that resulted in the arrest of a 17-year-old from Townsend Street.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: April 11, 2006
Police seek grant to combat gangs (Worcester, MA): The Police Department has mapped an attack on gang violence in the city that hinges on a state grant. Police Chief Gary J. Gemme said the department is asking the state Executive Office of Public Safety for a share of money from its Community Safety Initiative.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: April 10, 2006
Two teens charged in taxicab robberies (Gwinnett County, GA): Two teenagers have been charged in a series of armed robberies of Hispanic taxicab drivers, police said Friday.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: April 8, 2006
Gang sweep nets 11 (Fall River, MA): A yearlong local and federal investigation into street gangs culminated in 11 arrests yesterday and "cut off the head of the snake" by snaring the reputed leader of the Mafioso Street Gang, law enforcement officials announced.
Source: The Stadard-Times Date: April 8, 2006
City boosts gang patrol (Pico Rivera, CA): Beginning Sunday, two new deputies riding together in one car will begin patroling in neighborhoods known for gang activity.
Source: Whittier Daily News Date: April 8, 2006
Sheriff says problem with gangs not new (New Iberia, LA): Iberia Parish Sheriff Sid Hebert said Friday that the street gang trouble on New Iberia’s western side isn’t new, and the solutions aren’t going to happen overnight.
Source: The Advocate Date: April 8, 2006
Program creates alternatives to gangs (Vineland, NJ): Gang activity is on the rise, and the local Police Athletic League hopes to use a $15,000 federal grant to give students an alternative to gangs and promote anti-gang education.
Source: The Daily Journal Date: April 8, 2006
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