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Shooting leads to pot bust (Rockford, IL): Rockford police officials are calling a drive-by shooting a drug deal gone bad. They seized more than 100 pounds of marijuana from one of the vehicles involved. At least 17 shots were fired by one, possibly two, vehicles, but no one has been reported injured. A man and a woman have been arrested, and police are still looking for three suspects.
Source: Rockford Register Star Date: March 18, 2003
Man found slain at boat ramp was subject of police investigation (Columbia, TN): In the early morning hours of March 16th, at a boat ramp near the Duck River, Maury County investigators found the body of a 30-year-old man who had been shot to death. Police said the shooting was likely gang-related and the victim had a lengthy history of criminal involvement.
Source: The Tennessean Date: March 18, 2003
One dead, one injured in drive-by shooting (San Francisco, CA): Three suspects allegedly killed one person and wounded another in a drive-by shooting that police suspect was gang-related. The shooting took place at a bus stop in the Mission District of San Francisco.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: March 17, 2003
Man Killed (Los Angeles, CA): In South Los Angeles, a 28-year-old man was shot and killed in the evening hours of March 16th in what police believed to be a gang-related attack. No arrests have been made and no description of the suspect or suspects were released.
Source: City News Service Date: March 17, 2003
Hollenbeck shooting (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles police reported that a man was critically wounded in a gang-related drive-by shooting southeast of downtown, but would most likely survive. The victim was shot in the back and both legs.
Source: City News Service Date: March 17, 2003
Police seek leads in two shootings (Van Nuys, CA): Two teenagers were wounded in separate and unconnected gang-related drive-by shootings. The shootings occurred 30 minutes apart, police said. Both teenagers are expected to recover.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: March 16, 2003
Police investigating possible gang assault (Thousand Oaks, CA): Police believe a man was the victim in a possible gang-related assault. The man suffered lacerations to his shoulder, side, and back. No arrests were made and no additional information was available.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: March 16, 2003
Two others charged in fatal shooting (Columbus, OH): On March 14, warrants were filed for a 20-year-old man and a 17-year-old man charged, respectively with aggravated murder and a delinquency count of aggravated murder. Detectives had already charged a 14-year-old in the same case. All three men allegedly took part in killing a 21-year-old male on March 12th. Officials said a total of 37 shots were fired, but refused to comment any further on details of the slaying. Witnesses believe that it was gang-related, but declined to talk to the police.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch Date: March 15, 2003
Man pleads not guilty in gang-related killings (Los Angeles, CA): The suspected leader of a northeast Los Angeles gang pled not guilty to nine gang-related killings and six attempted murders. In the death penalty case, the gang leader is suspected of either killing or supervising the killing of five men and four women as part of a scheme to control narcotics trade in Atwater Village, a Los Angeles suburb.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: March 14, 2003
Suspect in shooting nabbed (Greensboro, NC): A 22-year-old man was arrested for the drive-by shooting death of a 16-year-old on March 8th. The shooting was related to an ongoing dispute between local Bloods and Crips, police said. On the night of the shooting, the victim was said to be flashing gang signs with the suspect, but it still is not clear whether the victim was a gang member.
Source: News and Record Date: March 14, 2003
County board okays unit to fight gang activities (Pontiac, IL) : Increased gang activity in Livingston County has prompted officials to approve a gang-suppression unit. A six-member unit will most likely be comprised of two deputies from the sheriff's department, two police officers from the Pontiac Police Department, and one officer each from the Dwight and Fairbury police departments. The approval by the county has now opened the doors for discussion of intergovernmental agreements to make arrests anywhere in the county. According to officials, gang activity has been on the rise in the Pontiac area due to police displacing gangs from other cities.
Source: The Pantagraph Date: March 14, 2003
Otero County authorities arrest five in Alamogordo shooting death (Alamogordo, NM): Five people have been arrested in Otero County for shooting a 22-year-old man to death. A local district attorney has said that the shooting was gang-related.
Source: The Associated Press & Local Wire Date: March 13, 2003
Athens Homicide (Los Angeles, CA): On March 12, a gunman in a gray car shot and killed a 19-year-old man and wounded two others in an unincorporated area of LA County, in what Sheriif's Department officials are terming a gang-related drive-by shooting.
Source: City News Service Date: March 13, 2003
Shooting victim, brother involved in crash (Ivanhoe, CA): A 17-year-old boy crashed his car as he was driving his younger brother to a local hospital. The younger brother had been shot three times in an apparent gang-related shooting. The driver had hit speeds of up to 100 mph before he crashed. The two brothers were walking out of a local supermarket when they were approached by two boys. An argument preceded the actual shooting. The two suspects fled the scene on bicycles.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: March 13, 2003
New charges in Aurora gang probe (Aurora, IL): According to Aurora police, a third man has been charged with murder in Operation Double Down, an ongoing federal, state and local investigation targeting an Aurora street gang. The man was charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the October 16, 2002 shooting of a 24-year-old man. Operation Double Down has resulted in many arrests for state and federal gang-related drug and weapons charges.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: March 13, 2003
Suspect arrested in shooting (Oklahoma City, OK): An 18-year-old man was arrested March 11 on complaints of murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, and using a motor vehicle to discharge a weapon. He is the suspect of a drive-by shooting that killed a 19-year-old man while wounding another 17-year-old man. An investigation is underway to see if there are any links between the shootings and an ongoing dispute between rival gangs. The shootings occurred in the 1500 block of SW 23, an area claimed by both the Grande Barrio Comitatus, commonly known as GBC, and the South Side Locos. Police say that there are no records of the suspect being a gang member, but they are not ruling out the possibility.
Source: The Oklahoman Date: March 12, 2003
Seven hurt in Fresno shooting - crash (Fresno, CA): A chaotic scene resulted March 11, when two rival groups sped through the streets of Fresno, California, while exchanging gunfire. Three people were shot, including two bystanders, while four others were injured in the car crash which ended the chase. Two shooting victims, a 20-year-old man and a 39-year-old man, were in critical, but stable condition. A 15-year-old boy who was shot in the stomach, is a possible suspect. A mother, her four-year-old boy, and two teenage siblings, were injured and hospitalized after their car was struck by one of the vehicles involved in the shooting. A white four-door car believed to be carrying four men, fled the scene immediately and police have no leads as to who the suspects are or the whereabouts of the car. Authorities do not know what prompted the shooting and have not stated whether this was gang-related or not.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: March 12, 2003
Four wounded in two separate shootings on South Side (Chicago, IL): A total of four men were wounded in two shootings March 11th. The first involved an unknown offender who walked up to a 19-year-old man, started a fight, and then shot the man in the neck and abdomen. The victim was in stable condition, police said. The second incident was a drive-by shooting that resulted in three males being shot. The suspect drove off without being identified. Two men were in critical condition while the third was in serious condition. Police have not announced whether any of these incidents were gang-related.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: March 12, 2003
Street shooting (Los Angeles, CA): A young man was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting in the southwest area of Los Angeles on the evening of March 11th. The victim was shot after he had left a parking lot where minutes earlier he had been arguing with an unidentified group of males. The group fled the scene by vehicle. It has not been determined whether this shooting was gang-related.
Source: City News Service Date: March 12, 2003
Drugs, guns seized in Lancaster Raids (Lancaster, CA): Detectives in Lancaster, California, arrested six men, a woman, and teenager in an investigation that began with three San Fernando Valley shootings three months ago, involving two rival gangs. Police seized crack cocaine, two pounds of marijuana, weapons, and $13,000 in cash in gang members' homes. Police refused to comment on whether any of the eight arrested were involved in the shootings.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: March 12, 2003
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