Gang-Related News Articles

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Welcome to the Gang-Related News Articles page. This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various U.S. and Canadian news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided. The list of articles can be refined and filtered by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory.

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Bullets fly again downtown (Portland, OR): Gunfire rang out early Monday in downtown Portland, spraying more than 40 bullets across four blocks, killing a 28-year-old man and wounding a teenager in what police say was gang-related violence.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: August 9, 2005

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Montgomery long ignored gang, some say (Montgomery County, MD): The warning was explicit: Don't bring drugs, don't be violent and, above all, don't bring weapons. But even as the teachers put students in Springbrook High School's summer program on notice last month, some Hispanic teenagers made faces and hand signs, in silent defiance.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: August 8, 2005

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Lynwood man fatally shot in Compton (Compton, CA): A 19-year-old Lynwood man was shot to death early Sunday as he stood with a group of friends outside a house in Compton, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said. The shooting was believed to be gang-related.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 8, 2005

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Robbery suspects tied to Inglewood street gang under arrest (Inglewood, CA): The so-called "Sebring Bandits" have been nabbed. Los Angeles Police will hold a press conference at 10 a.m. to announce the arrest of three men suspected in a string of street robberies and at least one shooting across LA County in June.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3    Date: August 8, 2005

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Tagging tips off officials to gangs in Oregon City (Oregon City, OR): Five incidents of tagging, or gang-related graffiti, in Oregon City during the past three weeks have youth workers and law-enforcement officials worried about the growth of gangs in the city.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: August 8, 2005

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Shenandoah Valley officials readying for gangs as signs appear (Shenandoah Valley, VA): Shenandoah Valley law enforcement officials say they're seeing signs that gangs are on their way to the area — and they are not going to be caught off guard.
Source: WVEC 13 News    Date: August 7, 2005

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Six men charged in knife attacks (Montgomery County, MD): Montgomery County police charged six young men yesterday in the knife attacks that wounded several teenagers Friday and acknowledged that the stabbings were the most serious gang violence the county has seen.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: August 7, 2005

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Shootings kill two and hospitalize six (Chicago, IL): Four separate gang-related shootings in Chicago over the weekend killed two people and injured six others, including an 8-year-old boy, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: August 7, 2005

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Teens shot; gangs eyed (Miami Beach, FL): Two teens were shot in what may be a gang-related incident. There have been other recent incidents in which neighborhood residents were fired upon.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: August 7, 2005

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Gang member nabbed after chase in city (Santa Paula, CA): A Santa Paula gang member was arrested Saturday after a chase through the city, authorities said.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: August 7, 2005

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On gang alert (Hazleton, PA): While some students appear oblivious to signs of gangs in the Hazleton area, some school board members and a county judge say the community needs to become more aware of gang-related issues and student discipline in general.
Source: The Times Leader    Date: August 7, 2005

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Young girl shot in alleged gang attack (San Diego, CA): An 8-year-old girl was wounded when a gang member fired six shots apparently meant for her father, police said today.
Source: North County Times    Date: August 7, 2005

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Violent street gang exposed (Tampa, FL): A ruthless street gang with a reputation for cutting off rivals' fingers and carving up snitches with machetes appears to have a foothold here.
Source: The Tampa Tribune    Date: August 7, 2005

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More charged in Friday shootings (Durham, NC): Durham police arrested more suspects Sunday morning in connection with a shooting Friday night at the MetroSport Athletic Club - and also accused several of the same people of involvement in a Thursday night armed robbery on Wyldewood Road.
Source: The Herald-Sun    Date: August 7, 2005

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Gunmen invade Inland home, one dead, two hurt (San Bernardino County, CA): A Bloomington man was killed and two women were wounded early Sunday morning when gunmen entered their home, opened fire and then set the house on fire, authorities said.
Source: Press Enterprise    Date: August 7, 2005

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Cobb doubles size of anti-gang unit (Cobb County, GA): An increase in gang crime has persuaded Cobb County's police chief to double the size of his anti-gang unit.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: August 6, 2005

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Drug corridor may also be security threat (Laredo, TX): The growing gang violence along the Texas-Mexico border highlights a security threat posed by the drug-trafficking cartels, a top Texas police official said.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: August 6, 2005

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Innocent bystander killed in gang shooting (Chicago, IL): A bystander was shot and killed in a gang fight while chatting with a friend. Family members say the innocent teenager had just gone out for a breath of fresh air.
Source: WLS 7 News    Date: August 6, 2005

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Gang link suspected in slaying in Stanton (Stanton, CA): A 23-year-old Long Beach man was shot dead near railroad tracks early Friday and Orange County sheriff's investigators are seeking a reputed gang member as a suspect in the killing, officials said.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: August 6, 2005

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Compton to crack down on gangs, officials tell forum (Compton, CA): Compton officials — joined by an array of community activists and religious leaders — announced Thursday that they plan to seek gang injunctions and start offering rewards of $500 or more for information leading to arrests and convictions, measures intended to help stem this year's rapidly rising homicide count.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 5, 2005

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