Gang-Related News Articles
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Police say latest outbreak of Chattanooga shootings are gang-related (Chattanooga, TN): Monday night's shooting on Third Avenue happened on the street where 9-year-old Shariff Benford lives. "I was right out here playing when I heard a pop like a gun or firecrackers," Benford said Monday night while standing in her front yard. "I heard that sound and ran inside."
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: September 22, 2015
Mayor launching task force to address youth gun violence (Hamilton, ON): Hamilton's mayor is launching a task force to address the city's recent rash of youth gun violence. Fred Eisenberger is inviting local groups to meet with him on Sept. 29 to talk about putting together a formal effort. The goal is to develop a youth strategy after a number of high-profile shootings in Hamilton this year.
Source: CBC News Date: September 22, 2015
Corrections officials confirm gang violence (Oklahoma City, OK): Sept. 12 was a bloody day at Cimarron Correctional Facility, a private prison in Cushing. Three prisoners were killed and another prisoner was hospitalized and died later from injuries suffered during a riot in two units of the prison.
Source: Stillwater News Press Date: September 22, 2015
Feds bust northwest Detroit street gang ‘Band Crew’ (Detroit, MI): A federal grand jury indictment unsealed Tuesday alleges eight members of a northwest Detroit gang terrorized a neighborhood near Seven Mile and Southfield Freeway and were involved in attempted murders, shootings and drug deals and robbed area gas stations.
Source: The Detroit News Date: September 22, 2015
3 indicted in Clinch Co. gang murder (Nashville, GA): A grand jury handed down murder indictments against three men in a gang-related death at a night club. Trevor Dennard Posley, Dexter Jamal Freeney, and Steven Maurice Monroe were indicted on 48 counts related to the death of Clay Cross, including malice murder and felony murder.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: September 22, 2015
Three indicted in death of Morehouse College student (Homerville, GA): A Clinch County grand jury has indicted three men on 48 charges, including 30 gang related charges, related to the May 2014 shooting death of a Morehouse College student at a Homerville nightclub.
Source: The Valdosta Daily Times Date: September 22, 2015
Detective Says Man Charged In "Execution" Of Rival Gang Member Had Strong Smell Of Bleach On His Hands (Chattanooga, TN): A detective testified Tuesday that a man charged in the "execution" slaying of a rival gang member had a strong smell of bleach on his hands a short time after the Aug. 25 murder of 20-year-old Jordan Clark in East Chattanooga.
Source: The Chattanoogan Date: September 22, 2015
Paramount gang member sentenced to death for 2007 double homicide (Paramount, CA): A documented Paramount Barrio gang member convicted of killing two men from a rival gang was sentenced to death Monday. A jury convicted Luis Jesus Rodriguez, 32, of two founts of first-degree murder in February 2014, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Source: Press-Telegram Date: September 22, 2015
Gang war between Bloods, Crips averted by arrests in south Orange (Orange County, FL): For more than a decade, the neighborhoods along South Orange Blossom Trail have been in the crossfire of rival gangs. Even though nearly 80 gang members were arrested last year in the area by a task force of local and federal law-enforcement officers, the violence continues.
Source: Orlando Sentinel Date: September 22, 2015
Lake City officials discuss gang violence prevention in Florence Three (Lake City, SC): “There is gang activity present in almost every city and town in this country.” That statement was made by Lake City Police Chief Jody Cooper Thursday evening at Lake City High School, as he spoke to parents about identifying gang activity and preventing children from falling into that destructive lifestyle.
Source: SCNow Date: September 22, 2015
Yakima gang unit takes new approach to tackling gang violence (Yakima, WA): Yakima gang unit officers say the gang presence in our community has shifted a lot over the years and that gang members are no longer as visible out on the streets. KIMA found out how the gang unit is now dealing with gang crimes. "We're kind of taking a 'zero tolerance to gangs' approach," said YPD Gang Unit Sgt. Uriel Mendoza.
Source: KIMA News Date: September 22, 2015
Grant Helps Harborview Talk To Gang Violence Victims (Seattle, WA): A new federal grant gives Harborview Medical Center a boost in combating gun violence. The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday awarded about $500,000 to organizations in Seattle, including Harborview.
Source: KUOW News Date: September 22, 2015
Police seek public’s help to stop violence (Salisbury, NC): Police are asking for the community’s help in stopping a rash of gang violence in Salisbury. On Sunday, the Salisbury Police Department announced it was partnering with the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office to investigate a recent uptick in violence and shootings that have been linked to gang activity.
Source: Salisbury Post Date: September 22, 2015
White City shooter struck wrong house, sentenced to 3 years (White City, OR): A White City man was sentenced to prison Tuesday for a gang-related shooting in which he fired at the wrong house, narrowly missing a sleeping person.
Source: Mail Tribune Date: September 22, 2015
Gang related? Police look for suspect in Plain City shooting (Plain City, UT): Investigators are on the lookout for a man they believe shot a 20-year-old man during a party early Sunday.
Source: Standard Examiner Date: September 22, 2015
Yakima police eye suspect in apparent gang-related triple shooting (Yakima, WA): Yakima police say they’ve identified a possible suspect in an apparent gang-related shooting that left three people injured, including one in critical condition.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: September 22, 2015
Man Injured in Suspected Watsonville Gang-Related Shooting: Police (Watsonville, CA): One person was injured in a suspected gang-related shooting in Watsonville early Sunday morning, a police detective said today.
Source: WatsonvillePatch Date: September 22, 2015
Pueblo police arrest murder suspect in gang graffiti slaying (Pueblo, CO): Pueblo police have arrested a suspect in the slaying of a man this month who authorities say was killed as he confronted a group painting gang graffiti behind his home.
Source: The Denver Post Date: September 21, 2015
Gang violence on the rise in Salisbury (Salisbury, NC): Gang violence is up in another one of our local cities. Weeks ago it was Charlotte. Now Salisbury authorities alerting the public to this rise in violent crime.
Source: WCNC 6 News Date: September 21, 2015
Sheriff, police chief announce partnership following string of shootings (Salisbury, NC): A string of recent, gang-related shootings will result in staffing changes within two of Rowan County’s law enforcement agencies. The Salisbury Police Department on Sunday announced it was partnering with the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office to combat crime within the city limits as a result of a “recent uptick in violent crime.”
Source: Salisbury Post Date: September 21, 2015
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