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Sunday night shooting believed to be gang-related; victim's condition not improving, police say (Tulsa, OK): A shooting Sunday night that left a man in critical condition was gang-related, according to investigators. Police say the victim is a known gang member.
Source: KJRH 2 News Date: July 6, 2015
Chicago Violence Rises With the Heat of the Summer (Chicago, IL): The figures can be numbing: There were more than 2,000 shootings in Chicago last year, and the city is on pace for more this year. The violence rises in the heat of summer. But beneath the sobering figures are personal stories, both of fear and resilience. NBC News' Tracy Jarrett spent time in Chicago to hear them.
Source: NBC News Date: July 6, 2015
Victim of Raleigh shooting mourned, praised for anti-gang work (Raleigh, NC): A community came together Monday evening to help the family of a father of three shot to death last week in Raleigh. James Alston III recently called for a gang truce and was trying to turnaround his own life. Some people said Alston's murder could be retaliation for him calling for the truce.
Source: WTVD 11 News Date: July 6, 2015
Neighbors react to recent youth violence, gang activity (Omaha, NE): Police said gang members get younger each year. "This is just, you know, a lot of mayhem," neighbor Robin Wells said. "At least twice to three times out of the year, you know, it's been a homicide or someone getting shot."
Source: KETV 7 News Date: July 6, 2015
Santa Rosa man killed in suspected gang related shooting (Santa Rosa, CA): Sonoma County Sheriff’s officials believe gang activity may be behind a deadly shooting that claimed the life of a 20-year-old man early Monday morning, investigators said.
Source: KRON 4 News Date: July 6, 2015
Violent weekend that left 7 dead in Chicago highlights frustrations in combating gangs, guns (Chicago, IL): A 7-year-old boy who was one of seven people shot to death in Chicago over the holiday weekend was the son of a gang leader with a lengthy arrest record, and police say the man's refusal to cooperate with detectives highlights the city's ongoing challenge to curb gang-related violence.
Source: U.S. News & World Report Date: July 6, 2015
OPD Chief, Mayor talk recent gang related shootings (Omaha, NE): In a two day span last week about a dozen people were either injured or killed by gunfire. Most were overnight drive-by shootings. Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer and Mayor Jean Stothert say the outburst can be attributed to continued gang retaliation.
Source: KMTV Action 3 News Date: July 6, 2015
Gang members discuss history of violence in Pueblo (Pueblo, CO): A string of gang-related shootings has rocked neighborhoods in Pueblo, leaving many on edge. There have been 13 shootings involving gang members since May, according to police. Most of those shootings happened on Pueblo's east side.
Source: KRDO NewsChannel 13 Date: July 6, 2015
Two gang members to be sentenced in DeKalb double killing (DeKalb County, GA): Two Bloods gang members face sentencing Tuesday in DeKalb County for luring a friend to her death because she was the witness to a crime, the DeKalb District Attorney office announced Monday.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: July 6, 2015
Surge in Suspected Gang-Related Violence in San Jose (San Jose, CA): San Jose police saw a spike in suspected gang-related violence over the Fourth of July weekend. Gang specialists were called back on duty due to the increase in violence and concern about retaliation.
Source: NBC Bay Area Date: July 6, 2015
Anti-violence activists react to Cleveland's weekend violence (Cleveland, OH): A rash of shootings over the July 4th weekend left a dozen people, including three younger children and two teens, wounded by gunfire. As WCPN's Brian Bull reports, community peace activists, as well as police are striving for answers.
Source: WKSU News Date: July 6, 2015
3 Md. Men Charged with Participating in MS-13 (Maryland): Three Maryland men have been charged Monday with participating in one of the largest street gangs in the U.S.: MS-13. From at least 2012 through 2014, the defendants participated in the gang by planning and committing murders and extorting their victims, the indictment alleges.
Source: NBC4 Washington Date: July 6, 2015
Gun, marijuana seized from Peoria gang member in park (Peoria, IL): Deputies seized a gun and a small amount of marijuana from a documented gang member early Sunday in Bradley Park while the suspect and a woman were on a date, according to a police report.
Source: Peoria Journal Star Date: July 6, 2015
Denver police navigate guns, street names, victims to quell gang war (Denver, CO): The Crip gang member wouldn't tell cops who had tried to kill him in September after a bullet pierced his leg, nor two months later when he was shot in the back during a car chase.
Source: The Denver Post Date: July 5, 2015
Former gang member wants to work to protect kids from gang activity (Pueblo, CO): A former gang member wants to use his experiences to show Pueblo’s youth that there are alternatives in life to joining gangs. Mark Salazar, a former member of Los Carnales East Side Dukes gang in the ’90s, is working on starting an anti-gang initiative he’s calling the “Hard Knox Gang Prevention and Intervention Program.”
Source: The Pueblo Chieftain Date: July 5, 2015
Man shot in stomach on Highland Street, Hammond police say (Hammond, IN): A 26-year-old Hammond man was shot in the stomach early Sunday, less than a mile from where two fatal gang-related shootings occurred last week, police said. Police were dispatched about 2:45 a.m. to the 900 block of Highland Street for a report of shots fired.
Source: The Times Date: July 5, 2015
Shot that killed 7-year-old boy in Humboldt Park meant for his dad, police say (Chicago, IL): A 7-year-old boy was shot and killed Saturday night while celebrating the Fourth of July with his family on the city's West Side, and Sunday evening Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said that the bullet that killed Amari Brown was meant for his father. McCarthy said Antonio Brown, who he referred to as a "ranking gang member," was the intended target of the attack and that he is not cooperating with investigators.
Source: WLS 7 News Date: July 5, 2015
Ann Bramsen, California’s Top Prosecutor, Keeps Focus on Justice and Community Safety (Santa Barbara County, CA): For almost a year, a pair of criminal cases involving nearly two dozen defendants linked to Santa Barbara County gangs — including top-ranking members — all-but-consumed Senior Deputy District Attorney Ann Bramsen’s life.
Source: Noozhawk Date: July 5, 2015
Boots on the Ground: Faith-Based Watch Group Helps Quell Neighborhood Violence (Lakeland, FL): The street is peppered with duplexes, with roadside couches and collections of unwanted belongings scattered here and there. People sit in front of their houses, laughing and talking, on folding chairs, cinder blocks, upturned buckets and tailgates.
Source: The Ledger Date: July 5, 2015
The state of gangs in Trenton (Trenton, NJ): After 16-year-old Jah’vae Minney was shot and killed, pictures of him fanning cash and flashing street signs were shared across several social media platforms. A picture of a memorial banner in honor of Minney’s death was displayed on the front page of The Trentonian, and the banner included the phrase “#116 Gang.”
Source: The Trentonian Date: July 5, 2015
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