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Police detain eight in drive-by shooting (Greensboro, NC): Police detained eight people for questioning after a drive-by shooting occurred in downtown Greensboro. An officer who was in the area said there were two cars, and two or three shots were fired. No one was injured.
Source: News and Record Date: June 23, 2003
17-year-old arrested in suspected gang shooting (Cathedral City, CA): A 17-year-old man was arrested in connection with what police believe was a gang-related shooting. Police pulled over a speeding car and found the 17-year-old suspect inside with his head bleeding. A 23-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound. Police believe he was the victim of the shooting.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: June 23, 2003
One killed, two wounded after talk of gangs (Houston, TX): Police are looking for the suspect who killed a 17-year-old male and wounded two males, ages 15 and 24. The suspect approached the three men who were standing in an apartment complex and asked them what gang they belonged to. After talking to them briefly, he shot them, police said. Police have a good description of the suspect.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: June 22, 2003
Police seek help in teen's shooting death (Garland, TX): A 16-year-old boy was fatally shot in what police suspect was a gang-related shooting. The boy was in a parking lot of El Mexicano, a local pool hall, when a shot was fired from someone in a car. Police have no suspects.
Source: The Dallas Morning News Date: June 22, 2003
Ten people wounded in drive-by shooting (Carson, CA): A birthday party in Carson left ten people wounded as suspects opened fire after an argument, police said. There was no report of fatal injuries, but some victims were listed in serious condition. No arrests have been made.
Source: The Associated Press State & Local Wire Date: June 22, 2003
Drive-by shooting (Syracuse, NY): In an apparent drive-by shooting, a young man was wounded when someone in a van shot at him, police said. The victim did not suffer any life-threatening wounds. No arrests were made, but police are seeking information for the case.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: June 22, 2003
Newburgh man shot, stabbed in gang-related violence (Newburgh, NY): The City of Newburgh police arrested three men, ages 19, 21, and 22, on charges of second-degree attempted murder after the shooting and stabbing of a 29-year old man. The victim suffered several life-threatening injuries, but is still alive, police said. The three suspects are allegedly members of the Neta Street gang, while the victim is believed to be a member of the Benkard Barrios Kings.
Source: Poughkeepsie Journal Date: June 22, 2003
Three Canton men held in drive-by shooting case (Canton, OH): Three men, ages 19, 21, and 22, were arrested and charged in connection with a drive-by shooting that killed a 22-year-old man and wounded four other men. The three men drove up to a southeast home in Canton, and shots were fired from two different guns, police said. The 19 and 21-year-old men are being charged with aggravated murder and four charges of felonious assault. The 22-year-old alleged accomplice faces complicity to commit those five crimes. The suspects were found 10 minutes after the shooting occurred.
Source: Akron Beacon Journal Date: June 21, 2003
Law enforcement officials say gang database rarely used (Richmond, VA): Virginia's statewide gang database is receiving attention after the current Attorney General's recent announcement of a task force to fight gang violence. Law enforcement officials say that the database has not seen much use since its inception in the late 1990s when the former Attorney General set up a task force to address the state's gang problem. An official said that many of the juveniles do meet the criteria departments have established for the database. Some of these criteria include the person admitting membership, being arrested with confirmed gang members for offenses consistent with gang activity, or being identified as a gang member by a reliable source. About 900 law enforcement agencies have access to this statewide database. A spokesman for the Attorney General said that he hopes the database will be expanded to help law enforcement agencies.
Source: The Associated Press State & Local Wire Date: June 21, 2003
Three men held in Brooklyn Park shooting (Brooklyn Park, MN): Three men, ages 18, 21, and 22, were arrested and held by police for allegedly shooting a 23-year-old man. The three suspects are believed to be in the Oroville Mono Boys gang, while the victim belonged to the Purple Brothers, a rival gang. The victim was sitting in his truck in the parking lot of Park Center High School when a car pulled up to the truck, several shots were fired, and the car sped away.
Source: The Associated Press State & Local Wire Date: June 21, 2003
Athens shootings (Athens, CA): In Athens, two separate shootings left two men dead and two others wounded, authorities said. In the first shooting, a 20-year-old male was fatally shot as four suspects walked up to him as he was parking his car, and one of them shot him several times. In the second shooting, three men were shot in a possible gang-related attack, police said. The men were standing on a street when a vehicle with three suspects drove by, and a gunman in the rear passenger seat opened fire, hitting all three men. One man died, and the other two were in stable condition. Police say there was no indication of the two shootings being related, though the possibility was being investigated.
Source: City News Service Date: June 20, 2003
Suspect arrested at victim's funeral (Sacramento, CA): A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of homicide while attending the funeral of the man he is suspected of shooting, police said. The shooting took place on June 7, when a man asking to buy marijuana from the victim opened fire after the victim said he did not sell it. Detectives believe the homicide is gang-related.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: June 20, 2003
Drive-by shooting victim dies two weeks after beach attack (Virginia Beach, VA): In Virginia Beach, a 22-year-old man died from wounds he suffered two weeks earlier in a drive-by shooting. A man drove by the victim's home and fired multiple shots, striking him once in the head, police said. Investigation is continuing.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: June 20, 2003
21-year-old killed in drive-by shooting (Fort Pierce, FL): A 21-year-old man was fatally shot in a drive-by shooting in front of a convenience store when someone in an SUV fired at him, police said. There is no apparent motive behind the shooting, a police spokeswoman added. Police have no suspects.
Source: Fort Pierce Tribune Date: June 20, 2003
Fresno shooting (Fresno, CA): Five people were wounded during a drive-by shooting in a southeast Fresno parking lot, according to reports. Two victims, a 25-year-old woman and a man in his mid-20s, were taken to an area hospital with gunshot wounds. The other victims, two men and a woman, were treated at the scene and released. None of the victims' injuries were life-threatening. Police were unsure if the shooting was gang-related.
Source: The Associated Press State & Local Wire Date: June 19, 2003
Woman killed in shooting (Sacramento, CA): In Sacramento, an 18-year-old woman was fatally shot during a possible gang-related shooting, police said. The woman and her unwounded boyfriend were in a parked car when police arrived at the scene. No suspects have been identified.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: June 19, 2003
Revenge suspected in killing of teen ( Elmhurst, NY): A 16-year-old boy walking down the street was shot and killed in what may have been a retaliatory strike for gang violence, police said. "He was clearly the target; this wasn't the case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time," said a law enforcement source. The boy was believed to be involved in gang activity. No suspect information was available.
Source: Daily News Date: June 19, 2003
23 suspected gang members indicted (Colorado): Prosecutors in Colorado released an indictment for 23 members of the Viet Pride Gangsters, a California-based gang that has preyed on the Asian Community in Colorado for seven years. The suspects are mostly young Vietnamese men who have been involved in attacks and shootings on a rival gang, invasions into homes of Asian families, and stealing items ranging from cars to a karaoke machine. The indictment includes charges of attempted first-degree murder, burglary, and defrauding an insurance company after stripping a gang member's broken-down car. The investigation, involving 20 law enforcement agencies, has been ongoing for two years.
Source: Rocky Mountain News Date: June 18, 2003
Mother recalls flying bullets (North Highlands, CA): In a possible gang-related shooting, a four-year-old girl suffered bullet wounds while playing outside a North Highlands apartment building. Four men pulled up to the apartment gate, words were exchanged between a man in a car and someone on the lawn, and then shots were fired. The girl is recovering at a hospital. Detectives are making progress in this ongoing investigation.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: June 18, 2003
An inkling of doubt (El Paso, TX): The El Paso Tattoo Removal Program, started in 1998 by the Texas Attorney General's office, has helped many former gang members remove their tattoos for minimal to no cost. Since its inception, the program has been instituted in 13 of the largest metropolitan areas in Texas. The program is made up of volunteers who donate their time to help former gang members change their old lifestyle. "One of requirements the Attorney General's office stipulated is that these tattoos have to be gang-related, and the person has had to have already left the gang life," said an officer of the El Paso Police Department's Gang Intelligence Unit. All applicants are interviewed and undergo an extensive background check which can take up to two months, depending on the equipment and staff available.
Source: El Paso Times Date: June 18, 2003
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