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Police seeking slaying suspects (Durham, NC): Police are searching for two gang members who shot and killed a 17-year-old man. The victim and a friend were walking down a street when two men from a rival gang followed them and said the victim was "wearing the wrong color" for the neighborhood. Police have descriptions of the suspects, but no arrests have been made.
Source: News Observer Date: July 19, 2003
Police say aspiring rappers evolved into gang (Clayton County, GA): Police are investigating to see if members of the "Hit Squad," a gang that started out as a few individuals who wanted to be rap stars, are involved in three consecutive days of shootings, which left a 17-year-old injured. The gang, which police say has "spiraled out of control," is believed to have about 40 members, ranging from ages 15 to 20.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: July 19, 2003
19 Bloods nailed in drug bust (Bronx, NY): Police arrested 15 members of the Bloods gang for selling crack and heroin in the Hunts Point section of The Bronx. The arrests are the result of a 12-month undercover operation known as "Operation Bloody Point." Four additional members of the gang who were already in custody for other offenses were also charged.
Source: New York Post Date: July 19, 2003
Man killed in South Valley (South Valley, NM): A 24-year-old man was killed outside a South Valley home after an argument escalated and shots were fired. The shooting occurred at a party when the victim and another person began arguing about property and money. Police say the shooting appears to be gang-related.
Source: Albuquerque Journal Date: July 19, 2003
Bicyclist shoots and kills 22-year-old on West Side (San Antonio, TX): A 22-year-old man was killed when another man rode up on a bicycle and shot him at close range. Witnesses say that the shooter "parked his bike, got down, popped this guy." The gunman fled on his bicycle. Police say there is a strong possibility that the incident was gang-related. At least three witnesses were taken to police headquarters for questioning.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: July 19, 2003
2 Men shot in Hempstead (Hempstead, NY): Two men, ages 18 and 23, were shot while standing on a street corner. Two vehicles passed the group and the occupants "flashed hand signs indicating they were members of the Bloods gang," said police. After the car passed, a bicyclist stopped and shot the victims with a handgun. The suspects fled the scene. Police are still investigating whether or not the victims are gang members and if they were the intended victims.
Source: Newsday Date: July 18, 2003
Police suspect fatal shooting was gang-related (Tucson, AZ): A 31-year-old man was found fatally shot in his car in what police suspect was a gang killing. Investigators believe the victim was a gang member and that the shooting was not a random act.
Source: The Associated Press Date: July 18, 2003
Gunfire in Moreno Valley wounds three young men (Moreno Valley, CA): Three young men were wounded by gunfire in Moreno Valley. The victims were shot by an unknown suspect following an argument. Police are unsure if the shooting is gang-related. Investigation is ongoing.
Source: Press Enterprise Date: July 18, 2003
Brother warned of gang danger (Fort Worth, TX): A man and woman, both 18, were fatally wounded when they were shot at Rosemont Park. Friends of the victims had an argument with a group of men as they left a convenience store earlier in the evening. Police say "they were throwing gang signs back and forth and gestures." The victims were at the park when their friends arrived. The group of men followed them and a fight broke out. The group of men left and returned, and a passenger in the back of the car fired once, striking the two victims in the head. A 21-year-old has been arrested, and other occupants of the car are being questioned. Police are trying to determine the suspect's gang history.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: July 18, 2003
Gang warrants (Monterey Park, CA): As a three-year investigation comes to a close, twenty-three members of the Black Dragon Gang were arrested for crimes consisting of murders, attempted murders, assaults, drive-by shootings, weapons violations, and more. The gang consists of about 30 members, mostly of Asian descent, and has been active since 1984.
Source: City News Service Date: July 17, 2003
Man arrested in teen's shooting (Arvada, CO): A 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder in the killing of an 18-year-old in May. The victim had a pool party and as the party was ending, a group of teenagers and adults showed up and several fights broke out. As the group was leaving, several shots were fired and the victim was killed. Officials suspect potential gang affiliations, but have not released details of any possible gang tie.
Source: The Denver Post Date: July 17, 2003
Man arrested in gang-related slaying (Las Vegas, NV): North Las Vegas Police arrested a man in connection with a gang-related slaying that occurred last month. Two men, ages 25 and 23, were both fatally shot after arguing with a group of rival gang members. Police are still searching for several other suspects.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal Date: July 17, 2003
Shooting injures Elgin man's legs (Carpentersville, IL): A 26-year-old man was wounded in a drive-by shooting as he was standing in a driveway visiting a friend. As a minivan drove past, a passenger leaned out the window and fired four shots. The victim was wounded in both legs. Investigation is continuing, but no suspects have been arrested.
Source: Daily Herald Date: July 17, 2003
Orlando a growing 'tag' target (Orlando, FL): Orlando law enforcement officers say more and more graffiti, including gang symbols, are being spray-painted on buildings, walls, trash bins, and signs this summer. Some of the graffiti is meant to mark territory, and when rival gangs cross out one name and replace it with their own, problems can occur. Officials estimate that about 1,000 people are involved in gangs in Orange County. While the Orange County Sheriff's Office and the Orlando Police Department both have units dedicated to dealing with gangs, many officers focus on higher-level crimes because they say that graffiti taggers are difficult to catch and would only face misdemeanor charges.
Source: Orlando Sentinel Date: July 16, 2003
City's 6th homicide shocks quiet street (Schenectady, NY): A 20-year-old man was shot and killed, marking the sixth homicide in Schenectady this year. Police found the victim lying in the middle of an intersection struggling to breathe. He had been shot in the stomach, and later died at a hospital. A friend of the victim believes the shooting was gang-related and said the victim was a Cleanaz, referring to a local street gang. No suspect information was given.
Source: Times Union Date: July 16, 2003
Man, 28, dies day after being shot in Aurora (Aurora, IL): A 28-year-old man died the day after he was shot multiple times. The victim was sitting in his vehicle in the driveway of a friend's home when someone fired shots from the backyard. The suspect fled. Police say the shooting may have been gang-motivated.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 16, 2003
Cicero police probe alleged gang slaying (Cicero, IL): A 19-year-old man was killed after being hit twice in the shoulder by gunfire. The victim was the front seat passenger of a car when it stopped at an intersection. He and the driver exchanged gang signs with a group of people on the corner and a fight erupted. Shortly after the fight began, another group from the neighborhood arrived, and someone in that group shot the victim, who was unarmed. No one has been arrested, and no weapon has been recovered.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 16, 2003
Western Shooting (Los Angeles, CA): A 19-year-old was shot in the lower back during a drive-by shooting in the Harbor Gateway area. The victim was sitting in a parked vehicle when two men pulled up in a car and one started shooting. Police say the attack may be gang-motivated.
Source: City News Service Date: July 15, 2003
Shelter Shooting (North Hollywood, CA): One man was shot in the leg and another in the stomach during an apparent gang-related attack in North Hollywood. After the shooting occurred, the victims ran to a family shelter for help. Officials have a possible description of the suspect's car.
Source: City News Service Date: July 15, 2003
3 Twin Cities men charged in Redwood Falls killing (Redwood Falls, MN): Three man have been charged on multiple counts for fatally shooting a 27-year-old man and wounding two other men. The suspects, ages 23, 25, and 30, face various charges including being an accomplice after the fact for second-degree murder, aiding and abetting attempted second-degree murder, and aiding and abetting first-degree assault charges. The incident occurred at a home when two groups of men went outside after a gang-related dispute. Officials say at least ten gunshots were fired. The killing was the first in the city since a murder-suicide occurred in 1997.
Source: Star Tribune Date: July 15, 2003
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