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Gang link is alleged in Stickney Township slaying (Stickney Township, IL): An 18-year-old man was shot and killed in what appeared to be a gang-related attack, officials said. The man was talking with friends on the deck of a house in Stickney Township when two men in a car swerved toward the corner house on the street. One of the men opened fire, hitting the victim. Cook County sheriff's police said they were investigating the incident and had not ruled out gang warfare as a motive since the area, known as Nottingham Park, recently had gang-related violence. They said they had no suspects.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 5, 2003
Chicago man charged in Cicero slaying (Cook County, IL): A Chicago man has been charged with one count of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder in connection with the gang-related slaying of a Cicero man on June 27. The man was taken into custody in Kentucky after law enforcement officials used phone records and money-wire transfer records to track him down at a bus station. The U.S. Marshals Service, FBI, and Chicago police assisted in the investigation leading to his arrest. A grand jury is expected to hear testimony from detectives investigating the case.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 5, 2003
Shooting victim's condition serious (Binghamton, NY): In Binghamton, a 23-year-old man was in serious condition after being shot in the parking lot at the Carousel Inn. The victim was approached by someone who asked him a question and then shot him as he was walking away, police said. Police were given a description of the suspect. Investigation is continuing.
Source: Press $ Sun-Bulletin Date: August 5, 2003
Man killed in apparent drive-by shooting (Salinas, CA): Authorities are investigating an apparent drive-by shooting that left a Salinas man dead in his car. Passengers in the victim's car were not injured. The motive for the shooting is unknown, and law enforcement officials have not released information on possible suspects or suspect vehicles.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: August 4, 2003
Border war cited in shooting (Berkeley, CA): A drive-by shooting in South Berkeley could have been the latest incident in a "border war" between rival groups along the Berkeley/Oakland border, authorities said. Two pedestrians were fired at from someone in a passing car, but no one was hit. The area has been the scene of what police say is a feud between two violent groups, who have committed a string of both daytime and nighttime shootings and at least two murders. Police have no information on the suspects or the vehicle.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: August 4, 2003
Shooting hurts two in Alpaugh (Alpaugh, CA): Sheriff's detectives are investigating a shooting that wounded two people, ages 23 and 22. The two were sitting in front of a house when someone in a SUV pulled up, asked about gang affiliation, and then opened fire. Neither suffered any life-threatening wounds.
Source: Tulare Advance-Register Date: August 4, 2003
Police investigate shootings (Oklahoma City and Bethany, OK): Police in Oklahoma City and Bethany are investigating separate shootings involving three victims. The first shooting, which involved two men in southwest Oklahoma City, had no indications of being gang-related. The second shooting was gang-related, according to witnesses. A man was playing basketball at Garrison Park when a vehicle pulled up and a man got out and fired several rounds into the pavement around the basketball player. A bullet fragment ricocheted off the pavement and hit the man. Police have made no arrests and have no leads on the suspect.
Source: The Daily Oklahoman Date: August 4, 2003
Card player shot in Paterson (Paterson, NJ): Police are seeking the suspect that shot a 22-year-old man as he was playing cards outside with several people. According to authorities, four shots were fired, but they are unsure if the shooting was gang-related or if the man was the intended target. The victim was treated and released from the hospital.
Source: The Record Date: August 4, 2003
More officers assigned to city police gang unit (Oklahoma City, OK): Oklahoma City police have increased the number of gang investigators and made plans to teach Oklahoma County sheriff's deputies and jailers more about the area's gang problems. Six officers have been temporarily assigned to the gang unit's street enforcement team and a vacant slot was filled on the gang intelligence team. The intelligence team acts as the investigative branch of the gang unit by gathering information for the district attorney to file charges on gang arrests made by the street team and investigating all gang-related violent crimes except homicides.
Source: The Daily Oklahoman Date: August 3, 2003
Two brothers hurt in drive-by shooting (San Diego, CA): In Southcrest, two brothers were wounded in a drive-by shooting, police said. Neither suffered life-threatening wounds. No other information was available.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: August 2, 2003
Police link stabbing to gang (Charlotte, NC): A 21-year-old man who was charged in a south Charlotte killing is believed to be a member of Mara Salvatrucha 13 (MS-13). The man stabbed and killed a 22-year-old male, according to police. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have linked at least two of July's five killings to gang members and five since April to MS-13. Fifteen members or associates of the Salvadoran MS-13 gang had been charged with murder in Mecklenburg County since April 13, when a dispute within the gang ended with gunfire and one dead in McDowell Park. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are assembling a new criminal intelligence gang unit to deter gang violence and arrest violent gang members.
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: August 2, 2003
Drive-by shooting claims life of Chesapeake man (Newport News, VA): A 25-year-old man was shot and killed inside a Stuart Gardens apartment in an apparent drive-by attack. Police say that a car stopped in a yard close to the victim's apartment, and a gunman aimed and shot at the victim's shadow through a window. Detectives were investigating several leads, but had not identified a suspect or suspects.
Source: Daily Press Date: August 2, 2003
Two gang members charged in shooting of 15-year-old (Providence, RI): Police arrested two members, ages 15 and 17, of the Oriental Rascals gang after they allegedly shot and wounded a 15-year-old boy in the West End. The two suspects were on bicycles and one acted as a lookout while the other took aim, police said. The victim was shot as he stood in a driveway. Police found the alleged shooters at their homes later that night and charged both with assault with a dangerous weapon. Police did not know what prompted the shooting.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: August 2, 2003
Governor responds to cry for help (Minneapolis, MN): The Governor of Minnesota has summoned 12 state troopers to help fight the increase in gang activity in Minneapolis. In Jordan, an area in north Minneapolis, six people have recently been shot. This has prompted the move for additional help. Some of the State Patrol Team members will be in uniform and paired with Minneapolis police officers, while others will work undercover. They will focus on any area in the city with an increase in drug and gang activity. Officials said the commitment is for an indefinite period of time.
Source: Star Tribune Date: August 2, 2003
San Diego gang shooting (San Diego, CA): A 20-year-old man was wounded during a suspected gang shooting in the Southcrest section of San Diego, police said. The shooter was a passenger in a vehicle, according to police. No other information was available.
Source: City News Service Date: August 1, 2003
Two wounded in drive-by shooting (Durham, NC): Police are investigating a possible gang-related drive-by shooting that wounded two men, ages 17 and 22. The two men were sitting on a stone wall filling out job applications when a car drove by. The car circled the block, and as it passed again, police said, two people inside the car fired several shots. Police have no suspects or a motive for the shooting.
Source: News Observer Date: August 1, 2003
Man charged in bar slaying (Syracuse, NY): Syracuse police are investigating a gang-related fight that ended in a shooting death at a local bar. According to reports, members of two rival gangs, the Brighton Brigade and Matson Avenue Boys, got into an argument over a female. The members exchanged words, then went outside to continue the fight across the street, witnesses told police. A 21-year-old male then allegedly shot and killed a 22-year-old male. The suspect was charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon. Police are searching for the gun used in the shooting. No other arrests were reported.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: August 1, 2003
Two fatal shootings raise concerns about gang violence (Santa Ana, CA): Residents in Santa Ana are concerned that gang-related crime could be on the rise after two recent unrelated shootings. Two teens, ages 17 and 18, were gunned down, and police are investigating possible gang connections. The 17-year-old had no gang ties, but a suspected gang member was with the 18-year-old when he was shot, police said. The problem is that there are fewer police officers on the streets compared to a couple of years ago, with many budget-challenged agencies unable to replace officers who have retired, an officer said. A soon-to-be-released report by the district attorney shows that although gang membership and most gang-related violent crime in Orange County decreased somewhat in 2002, gang-related homicides were up.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: July 31, 2003
Attack believe to be gang-related (Roseville, CA): In Roseville, a 26-year-old man was injured in an alleged gang-related drive-by shooting outside Roller King, police said. According to reports, two cars were leaving the skating rink's parking lot when 11 shots were fired, hitting the victim three times. Roseville police are continuing the investigation.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: July 31, 2003
Downey Barricade (Downey, CA): Downey police arrested a 26-year-old man wanted for possible involvement in a July Fourth gang-related double homicide, in which he was named a suspect for killing two men, ages 25 and 30. Police surrounded his house and, after a several hour standoff, the man surrendered.
Source: City News Service Date: July 31, 2003
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