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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Gang rivalry behind shooting (Vacaville, CA): Bad blood between rival gang members was the motivation behind a shooting Monday in Vacaville, authorities said Tuesday. "This was precipitated by manner of dress and mannerisms of those involved," said Vacaville police Sgt. Jeff Van Gorden.
Source: The Reporter    Date: September 1, 2004

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Young mom's slaying may be gang-related (Trenton, NJ): A 23-year-old mother of two young children was found shot to death inside her Chestnut Avenue apartment early yesterday and her murder is being investigated as a gang killing, said law enforcement sources.
Source: The Times    Date: September 1, 2004

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Cops: Man had cocaine and child in car (Vineland, NJ): Police said they arrested a drug dealer who is a member of the Latin Kings street gang after finding 60 bags of cocaine in his car and a 2-year-old child in the back seat.
Source: The Daily Journal    Date: September 1, 2004

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2 held, 2 sought in drive-by shooting (Norcross, GA): Police have arrested two suspected gang members and have arrest warrants for two others believed linked to a Norcross-area drive-by shooting. Police believe Fabiel Dominguez, Carlos Medrano, Gregory Arreola Jr. and Andres Nunez were armed with a rifle, shotgun and two pistols, a .357-caliber and a .38, and fired the weapons at rival gang members outside a Norcross-area home this month.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: August 31, 2004

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Task force to tackle city gangs (Lowell, MA): City officials are turning to a tried and true policy of harassment and interdiction to fight the street gang culture linked to last week's slayings of two Lowell brothers. City Manager John Cox is holding a press conference with department heads today at 3 p.m. to announce the reinstatement of a task force last used two years ago.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: August 31, 2004

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Gangs worry Cudahy officials (Cudahy, WI): Police combating a surge in violence in Cudahy worry that their community and other suburbs could become the new battlegrounds for gangs if Milwaukee squeezes too hard in its renewed approach to the problem. In the last year, Cudahy officials say, the city has seen a spike in fights, beatings and gun incidents involving suspects with gang affiliations.
Source: Journal Sentinel    Date: August 31, 2004

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One killed in Proviso East lot (Maywood, IL): A 22-year-old man was killed in a possible gang-related shooting at a Proviso East High School student parking lot in Maywood Monday while waiting to pick up his brother, authorities said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: August 31, 2004

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Four men hit by gunfire in apparent gang fight (Fort Worth, TX): Gunfire erupted during an apparent gang fight early Monday, leaving four young men wounded and residents afraid that gang activity is escalating in their south Fort Worth neighborhood. The men were shot in the arms or legs, gang unit Sgt. Bill Beall said.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: August 31, 2004

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Possible gang link at Flinn prompts call for meeting (Rockford, IL): An incident where six Flinn Middle School students were questioned for gang affiliation last week has Rockford School Board member Mike Williams calling for a special board meeting.
Source: Rockford Register Star    Date: August 31, 2004

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Staunton PD to share gang info with public (Staunton, VA): A mini-controversy erupted in Staunton last week over Staunton City Council's decision to hear from the city police department on the issue of gang violence in an information session that was closed to the public. "I would hesitate to call it a controversy. No one has complained about this to my knowledge other than members of the local news media," city-government spokesman Doug Cochran told The Augusta Free Press.
Source: Augusta Free Press    Date: August 31, 2004

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Police chief: Gangs active in Staunton (Staunton, VA): For Chief Jim Williams, gang activity is evident in Staunton. "In the city, we have seen some signs that point to gang activity. Over the last year or two, we've seen some increase in the level of activity," Williams said. He is specifically concerned about the gang activity surrounding the city becoming Staunton's problem.
Source: The Daily News Leader    Date: August 31, 2004

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Police identify shooting victim (Salinas, CA): The man killed Saturday morning was asked what gang he was affiliated with before he was shot in the head, Salinas police said Monday. Juan Gomez-Raya, 20, was repairing the brake light of his modified Honda at about 1 a.m. outside 1149 Pacific Ave. when an unidentified 18- to 20-year-old man approached him, said Salinas police Sgt. Vince Maiorana.
Source: The Californian    Date: August 31, 2004

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Long Beach man fatally shot during fundraiser (Long Beach, CA): An 18-year-old Long Beach man was fatally shot and two others were wounded Saturday night at a fundraiser for a day-care center, police said Sunday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 30, 2004

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Police say nightclub shooting was gang-related (Markham, IL): Police in the southern Chicago suburb of Markham say a fatal shooting outside a nightclub there early yesterday morning appears to have been gang-related.
Source: WQAD 8 News    Date: August 30, 2004

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One man shot; another arrested (Oklahoma City, OK): An early morning disturbance Sunday at a southeast Oklahoma City banquet hall resulted in a man being shot and another arrested, police said. Joaquin Antonio Chabira Jr., 22, of Oklahoma City was arrested on a complaint of shooting with intent to kill, Sgt. Kevin Barnes said. Police said the shooting was gang-related.
Source: The Daily Oklahoman    Date: August 30, 2004

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Special unit nabs 4 after shooting (Lowell, MA): A shooting early yesterday at the Lakeside Avenue housing complex led to the arrests of three men, one with known gang ties, and a juvenile who allegedly had a gun in their car. It was the first major arrest by a special police unit formed last week to combat a recent surge in violent crime.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: August 29, 2004

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Violent turf wars shatter our calm (Yuba County, CA): Not many years ago, gang members in the Mid-Valley often were satisfied to mark their territory with a can of spray paint. Increasingly, the cans are being traded in for guns used in drive-by shootings in which targets are not only houses but other moving vehicles.
Source: Appeal-Democrat    Date: August 29, 2004

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Officials: Older of two shooting victims may have been gang target (Lowell, MA): A quiet 13-year-old with a small circle of friends, John Tejada liked to play the Yu-Gi-Oh game, his stepsisters said yesterday. Fantasy games gave way to brutal reality Thursday night when Tejada and his brother Moises Cotto, 19, were killed in a drive-by shooting outside 38 Lincoln St.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: August 28, 2004

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City swept for gangs after slayings (Lowell, MA): More than 75 law enforcement officials canvassed city neighborhoods last night to round up suspected gang members a direct response to the slayings of two brothers on a Highlands street Thursday night. Police used a helicopter, 12 motorcycles and dozens of marked and unmarked cruisers in their search, which is expected to last through the weekend.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: August 28, 2004

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School security on watch for gangs (Rockford, IL): Four days into the school year, four separate gang-related incidents in Rockford School District's middle and high schools have police and school officials on high alert.
Source: Rockford Register Star    Date: August 28, 2004

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