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Gang probe leads to arrest (Palm Springs, CA): Narcotics officers arrested three Gateway Posse gang members (ages 42, 33, and 21) on April 1 for alleged narcotics and weapons violations. Authorities reported that "the main place where drugs were sold" was in the north end of Palm Springs. An investigation by the Palm Springs and Coachella Valley narcotics task forces had been on-going for a month prior to the drug raid.
Source: The Desert Sun    Date: April 2, 2003

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Seven shot to death in 30-hour period (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers were alarmed when six shootings occurred throughout the Los Angeles area in a span of a little over 24 hours. Four of the shootings were either gang- or drug-related. In the first incident, a bicyclist was fatally shot in a drive-by shooting. Officials could not give any details as to why they thought it was gang-related. The second incident involved an 18-year-old male who was shot multiple times. No witnesses could be located by police. In the third incident, police found a man on a sidewalk bleeding from several gunshot wounds. Witnesses say they heard shots fired, then screeching tires. The last incident was a drive-by shooting in the LAPD's Southwest Division that left two males shot to death.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: April 1, 2003

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Authorities search for teen's murderer (Linden, NJ): Police are searching for the suspect in what a local prosecutor has called another "senseless" gang-related murder. Police said the death of the 16-year-old son of a police officer resulted from continuation of a confrontation between two groups, possibly the Crips and Bloods.
Source: Home News Tribune     Date: April 1, 2003

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Teen killed (Panorama City, CA): An 18-year-old man was fatally shot in Panorama City, in what is believed to be a gang-related attack, Los Angeles police said. The man died at the scene where the shooting took place. There was no other information on the shooting.
Source: City News Service    Date: April 1, 2003

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Anti-gang effort nets four arrests in a week (Oxnard, CA): In a crackdown on violence, police in Oxnard, California, arrested four alleged gang members, ages 19, 21, 22, and 33, and confiscated four handguns.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: April 1, 2003

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North Aurora bowling alley fight leaves four shot, one beaten (North Aurora, IL): In North Aurora, Illinois, police reported five people (23 year-old-male, three 21-year-old males, and a 25-year-old female) injured in multiple gang-related shootings and fights at a local bowling alley. The four shootings were not fatal, but police did detain one of the shooting victims for a prior unrelated charge.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: April 1, 2003

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Westerville schools; Drive-by threat leads to four arrests (Westerville, OH): Police have arrested four teen-agers and recovered a weapon in connection with a threatened drive-by shooting that closed two schools. The incident allegedly grew out of a problem in the neighborhood that spread to the schools last week. Two of the teens were arrested for threatening a drive-by shooting of a student, and the other two were charged with carrying a deadly weapon on school property.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch    Date: April 1, 2003

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Country Club Hills man held in fatal shooting (Chicago, IL): A 27-year-old man, believed to have links to a Chicago street gang, allegedly fired multiple shots from his car that killed a 13-year-old boy. The boy was leaving the park with friends when he was shot. Police are not certain whether the boy or one of his companions was the intended victim.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: March 31, 2003

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Brawl in La Habra injures seven or more (La Habra, CA): A suspected gang-related fight broke out on the streets of La Habra during the evening of March 30th, police reported. Officials reported seven people between the ages of 15 to 29 were injured, two severely. Police have not had any leads as to identity or number of suspects or the specific cause of the fight.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: March 31, 2003

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Two killed (Los Angeles, CA): Two males were found dead at the scene of a gang-related drive-by shooting in South Los Angeles, police said. No other information was available.
Source: City News Service    Date: March 31, 2003

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Two boys, woman arrested in Fun Dome shooting (Murray, UT): Police have arrested two 16-year-old boys and a 19-year-old woman in connection with a shooting at the Utah Fun Dome. The three potentially face four counts of attempted criminal homicide, but formal charges may differ. Police believe that the incident was gang-related and that it stemmed from an earlier feud between two groups, which continued later at the Fun Dome.
Source: Deseret News     Date: March 31, 2003

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Killer sought in shooting of MTA mechanic (Los Angeles, CA): Police are seeking the suspect in the South Los Angeles slaying of a 28-year-old male. The victim was driving home when the suspect stepped into the middle of the road and began shooting. The motive of the shooting is unclear, but police said it appeared to be gang-related.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: March 31, 2003

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Man killed (Van Nuys, CA): A young man, reported to be between 18 and 20 years old, was killed during what appeared to be a gang-related attack, police said. The young man was standing at a bus stop when the suspect shot him and fled. The police have a detailed description of the suspect, but have not yet made an arrest.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: March 31, 2003

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Man wounded in drive-by shooting (National City, CA): Gang detectives are investigating a drive-by shooting that wounded an 18-year-old man. A car with three people pulled up alongside three men walking down a local street. Police said four shots were fired striking one man twice.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: March 31, 2003

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Arrest made in Yakima shooting (Yakima, WA): Police have arrested one of two 21-year-olds who are suspects in a fatal shooting of a 21-year-old and the wounding of a 24-year-old. The shooting, which is believed to be gang-related, took place at a local 7-11 store and was preceded by a fight between the four men, witnesses stated. Five people have been killed in gang shootings in Yakima since 1999.
Source: The Associated Press State & Local Wire    Date: March 30, 2003

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Young boy injured in Fun Dome shooting (Murray, UT): Murray police reported a four-year-old boy was shot and four other persons were injured in what is believed to be a gang-related shooting. Two groups of people were reported arguing just before the shooting took place and then shots were fired at the entrance to the Fun Dome. Witnesses stated that teenagers ran to a nearby vehicle and drove wildly out of the parking lot immediately after the shooting. Investigation is undergoing.
Source: The Associated Press State & Local Wire    Date: March 30, 2003

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Teen listed as stable after being shot at party (Ogden, UT): A 16-year-old boy was shot as he was standing in front of a home when seven shots were fired from a passing vehicle into a crowd. Six shots hit the house, and one hit the boy, police reported. Police believe the incident may have been gang-related, though it doesn't appear the victim is a gang member. The suspected shooter is possibly associated with the previous homeowner. It is unclear to police as to how many people were in the vehicle at the time of the shooting, and no arrests have been made.
Source: Deseret News    Date: March 30, 2003

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Man arrested in gang shooting (Hemet, CA): A 25-year-old man was arrested for shooting at a 19 year-old woman on March 29th, and police are saying that it was gang-related. The woman was not injured, and the man was being held on a warrant for failing to comply with the conditions of his parole, according to police.
Source: Press Interprise     Date: March 30, 2003

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Shooting at city bus might be by gang (Durham, NC): Three alleged gang members opened fire on a Durham Area Transit Authority bus on the evening of March 27th. The three suspects were targeting three other possible gang members on the bus, police said. Nobody was injured on the bus, and the case remains under investigation.
Source: The Herald-Sun     Date: March 29, 2003

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Three suspects arrested in fatal southside shooting (Oklahoma City, OK): Oklahoma City Police made three arrests in connection with a shooting on February 21st that left a 19-year-old man dead and a 17-year-old man injured. According to police, the victims were believed to be members of a gang called South Side Locos, and the three suspects are Grande Barrio Centrale members.
Source: The Oklahoman    Date: March 28, 2003

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