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Pair arrested in drive-by shooting (Manatee County, FL): Two men, ages 28 and 34, were arrested and charged with attempted murder after a drive-by shooting, police said. The 34-year-old was driving a van, and the 28-year-old fired several rounds at a group of men standing outside a house, according to reports. Additional charges of carrying a concealed weapon, discharging a firearm into a vehicle, shooting a deadly weapon, and criminal mischief were also charged between the two men. There was no information on the victims.
Source: The Herald-Tribune    Date: June 4, 2003

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Two new arrests made in fatal shooting (DeKalb County, GA): DeKalb County police have made two more arrests in a drive-by shooting that left a 12-year-old girl dead and another wounded. A 17 and 18-year-old have been charged with murder, aggravated assault, and criminal damage to property in the first degree. Police previously charged two others and say more arrests are possible.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: June 3, 2003

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Police seek suspects in fatal drive-by shootings (Compton and San Fernando, CA): In Compton, a drive-by shooting killed a 3-year-old boy during a family gathering and wounded his mother and three others. Two to four suspects drove up to the gathering, exited the vehicle, and opened fire. In the other shooting, two 23-year-old Sylmar men died when a group of males drove by in a vehicle and fired several rounds, an authority said. Two other males were injured and taken to local hospitals.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: June 2, 2003

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Centinela shooting (Los Angeles, CA): Detectives are investigating an alleged gang-related drive-by shooting that occurred in Mar Vista. The shooter, accompanied by another man, drove up to a pedestrian, opened fire, and sped away, according to police. The wounded man was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Source: City News Service    Date: June 2, 2003

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Teen is shot to death (St. Louis, MO) : A 19-year-old male was killed and a 15-year-old was wounded in a possible gang-related shooting, police said. The 19-year-old was fatally shot as he was standing in a front yard, while the same gunfire wounded the 15-year-old in a nearby car. There was no information on the suspects.
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch    Date: June 2, 2003

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Man wounded in Southern California car-to-car freeway shootout (San Fernando, CA): A man was critically injured after being shot at by suspects in another vehicle on the Ronald Reagan Freeway in San Fernando. Four men fled from the second vehicle, which overturned after the shooting. Police used helicopters and dogs to search for the men, but no one was arrested. The victim is expected to survive, and his passenger was not hurt. Investigators found a trail of blood and a gun near the overturned vehicle.
Source: The Associated Press State & Local Wire    Date: June 2, 2003

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Venice shooting (Venice, CA): In Venice, a 19-year-old man was fatally shot in a drive-by shooting, police said. Detectives did not provide a motive for the shooting.
Source: City News Service    Date: June 2, 2003

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Florence shooting (Los Angeles, CA): A man and teenage boy were wounded in a drive-by shooting in the Hyde Park area, police said. The two are expected to survive. Police have a description of the vehicle used in the shooting.
Source: City News Service    Date: June 2, 2003

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Killings involving gang members on the rise (Aurora and Denver, CO): In Aurora and Denver, Colorado, officials have seen an increase in violence involving gang members, which have driven homicide rates up between 6 to 17 percent. According to the Aurora Police Department, out of nine homicides this year, four have involved at least one gang member. Gang activists, city officials, and officers from police departments in both cities have conflicting opinions on the severity of the recent rise in homicides. One issue being discussed is the distinction between gang-related crimes and gang-motivated crimes.
Source: Rocky Mountain News    Date: June 2, 2003

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Police to investigate trio of attacks (Salinas, CA): Investigation is ongoing in three unrelated attempted murders that occurred between early Saturday morning and early Sunday morning. In the first incident, after an argument began, a 21-year-old man was stabbed. In the second and third incidents, shots were fired between vehicles. Police are searching for suspects.
Source: The Salinas Californian    Date: June 2, 2003

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Teen, being sought for drive-by in Las Cruces, found in cabinet (Las Cruces, TX): Police arrested a 19-year-old man who allegedly shot three men in a drive-by shooting in Las Cruces. The three male victims, ages 19, 21, and 23, refused medical treatment, police said.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: June 2, 2003

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Two dead, two hurt in gang shooting (Phoenix, AZ): In Central Phoenix, police are investigating a gang shooting that left two dead and two injured. A 22-year-old man died from bullet wounds, and a 17-year-old boy was found dead in a back yard. According to reports, witnesses heard the gunshots, but some thought they were fireworks. Others say that gunfire in the neighborhood is typical. Police have no information about the assailants, and they have no one in custody.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: June 2, 2003

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Shooting leaves one dead, one injured (Annapolis, MD): A 21-year-old man was fatally shot and another man in his 20s was wounded when two, possibly three, suspects opened fire. The two victims were standing near the community mailboxes when a car pulled up. Words were exchanged, a verbal argument ensued, and then a series of shots were fired. Police do not know if the shooting was drug-related or gang-related. Information from witnesses is being gathered, and the investigation is continuing.
Source: The Capital    Date: June 1, 2003

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Roughest of toughs (New York): Cops and gang experts say the El Salvador gang, MS-13, has become the fastest-growing gang in the state of New York, especially in Long Island, Brooklyn, and Queens. The gang has also populated the suburbs, including Hempstead, Freeport, Glen Cove, Bay Shore, and Port Washington. Members have daytime jobs working as landscapers and bus boys, but become criminals at night, cops say. "The reason that they're such a threat is that they're violent for no reason," said an officer. "They'll fight over anything." An increase in the number of Central American immigrants has attributed to the growth. Heavy recruitment at schools has also played a part, as inductees are promised money, pot, and beer. In February, a mistaken-identity murder involved MS-13. Another individual was killed last October at a bar when three MS-13 members became enraged after getting tossed out of a club.
Source: New York Post    Date: June 1, 2003

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Lott links assault to gangs (Columbia, SC): Police have arrested a brother and sister (ages 21 and 23, respectively) for threatening and trying to kidnap a hospitalized witness to a gun shop robbery. The two are charged with tracking the witness down at the hospital and trying to intimidate him, Richland County Sheriff said. Another brother, 17, had already been arrested on charges that he was one of four people who broke into the gun store. The brother told deputies that he is a member of the Crips and that the guns stolen were to be used to protect them against retaliation from the rival Bloods gang. Revenge threats between rival gangs occurred the last week of school in Richland County and some Lexington County schools. The threats stemmed from a gang-related slaying on March 28, which killed an 18-year-old Bloods leader, police and gang members said.
Source: The State    Date: May 31, 2003

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Officials link gang to graffiti vandalism incident at Yosemite (California): Police detectives in the Central Valley and Southern California are assisting park rangers in the investigation of a graffiti vandalism incident at Yosemite National Park. The graffiti was spotted along a popular trail in the park over the Memorial Day weekend, and police are linking it to an active gang in Los Angeles and Fresno. It is the third tagging incident at the park in the last year.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: May 31, 2003

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Ten people arrested in two drive-by shootings (St. Martin, MS): Ten men were arrested in connection with two gang-related drive-by shootings in the Porteaux Bay subdivision and Forest Cove subdivision in D'Iberville. The ages of the men ranged from 16 to 26 and were all charged with drive-by shooting. The men, in three different cars, fired into a home and were later arrested after a brief chase with police. "No one was hit in the shooting," said the Jackson County Sheriff. "We believe this involves two Vietnamese gangs with a vendetta trying to get back at one another."
Source: The Associated Press State & Local Wire    Date: May 30, 2003

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Two charged in Northfield gang shooting (Northfield, MN): Two men (ages 21 and 19) have been charged in connection with a suspected gang-related shooting on May 24. Both were charged with felony assault, and the 21-year-old was also charged with attempted murder.
Source: The Associated Press State & Local Wire    Date: May 30, 2003

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Harbor shooting (Harbor City, CA): Two men were wounded in a possible gang-related shooting, police said. The shooting was reported by the Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor Station. No suspect description or further information was available.
Source: City News Service    Date: May 30, 2003

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More arrests may be coming, sheriff says (Staunton, VA): Two suspects, a 21-year-old male and 20-year-old female, are facing murder charges in connection with the gang-related killing of a 19-year-old Raphine teen. Both were charged with accessory to murder and face the possibility of life in prison if convicted. Authorities had already arrested and charged a 24 and 17-year-old with first-degree murder. There is indication that more arrests could be forthcoming. All four are members of a local Crip gang.
Source: The Daily News Leader    Date: May 30, 2003

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