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Welcome to the Gang-Related News Articles page. This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various U.S. and Canadian news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided. The list of articles can be refined and filtered by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory.

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LAPD Report Says Gun Violence Spiked in Early 2019 (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles saw a sharp uptick in gun violence during a two-month period that included the shooting death of rapper Nipsey Hussle, according to figures presented to a City Council committee Wednesday.
Source: NBC Los Angeles    Date: June 13, 2019

Filmmaker Steven Sneed hits the streets of Pasadena to find those most affected by gang violence (Pasadena, CA): To some, Pasadena represents wealth, mansions, galas, financial and educational opportunity, annual parades and nationally televised football games. In this world of “old money,” fine dining is a nightly affair and trips to a local live theater of choice in the family Jaguar are regular events.
Source: Pasadena Weekly    Date: June 13, 2019

Police make arrest in homicide cold case (Hanford, CA): Hanford Police have arrested a suspect in the three-year-old homicide case of Eric Parker. Officials said 26-year-old James Vargas of Hanford was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of murder and attempted murder for the benefit of a criminal street gang.
Source: Hanford Sentinel    Date: June 13, 2019

Seaside man arrested in shooting believed to be gang related (Seaside, CA): A man has been arrested in Seaside for a shooting believed to be gang-related that occurred on a city street in May.
Source: Monterey Herald    Date: June 13, 2019

Gang graffiti at Hollister elementary school (Hollister, CA): Two adults and a juvenile were arrested earlier this week for spray-painting gang-related graffiti on the walls of a local elementary school, according to Hollister Police.
Source: Hollister Free Lance    Date: June 13, 2019

Santa Ana police react to spate of gang-related shootings with a probation sweep (Santa Ana, CA): Hours after police swarmed the city Tuesday to conduct probation checks as a direct action to a recent spate of gang-related shootings, a man in his 20s lay wounded on West 10th Street after he was shot in the upper body during a suspected gang attack.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: June 13, 2019

Oxnard man's murder conviction could be tossed under new law (Oxnard, CA): An Oxnard man’s second-degree murder conviction in a 2006 gang-related shooting could be thrown out due to a new law specifying who can be convicted of the offense.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: June 12, 2019

Eight arrested, including four teens, in Indio violent-crime warrants sweep (Indio, CA): Police serving search warrants in Indio in relation to violent crime investigations arrested eight people, including four teenagers, an officer said Wednesday.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: June 12, 2019

Teen linked by DNA to gang shootings found with machine gun during arrest (Berkeley, CA): An 18-year-old San Leandro man under investigation for a gang-related shooting in Berkeley last year that sent two teenagers to the hospital was arrested Friday carrying a machine gun loaded with dozens of armor-piercing rounds, according to court papers.
Source: Berkeleyside    Date: June 12, 2019

Dispute over gang ties led to homicide, police say. Suspect arrested on murder charge (Fresno, CA) : A Friday slaying in northwest Fresno was the result of a dispute over gang ties between two men, police reported Wednesday.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: June 12, 2019

Man Described as Transient Gang Member Shot, Killed in Reseda (Reseda, CA): A 36-year-old man described as both a transient and a documented gang member was shot and killed early Wednesday morning in Reseda.
Source:    Date: June 12, 2019

Santa Maria Teen Found Guilty of Attempted Murder (Santa Barbara County, CA): Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that Jonathan Isaiah Limon, age 18, will face life in state prison as a result of being found guilty of Attempted First Degree Murder, Robbery, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, and Assault with a Semi-Automatic Firearm.
Source: Edhat    Date: June 11, 2019

Federal Complaint Accuses Jailhouse Guards Of Conspiring With Prison Gang (Martinez, CA): Attorneys for a man who suffered great bodily injuries in a jailhouse beating in May of last year say that Contra Costa County Sheriff's deputies working at the Martinez Detention Facility have been infiltrated by a prison gang.
Source: SF Gate    Date: June 10, 2019

Gang Member Arrested In Possession Of 33-Round Magazine Handgun (Los Angeles County, CA): A routine traffic stop of a known gang member led to a subsequent search of the suspect's home where authorities located a handgun magazine capable of housing 33 bullets at a time, police said Sunday.
Source: Diamond Bar-Walnut Patch    Date: June 10, 2019

Ex-inmate alleges gang beatings, sheriff neglect at Contra Costa jail (Contra Costa County, CA): A former Contra Costa County inmate sued the Sheriff’s Office on Monday, claiming that deputies at the county jail in Martinez turned “a blind eye” toward Norteño gang members who beat him.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: June 10, 2019

Suspected Tulare County gunman on the loose after drive-by shooting (Tulare County, CA): Tulare County detectives are looking for the people responsible for a gun battle in Earlimart early Sunday morning. One person was shot in the gang-related incident, according to authorities.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: June 10, 2019

Reforms of Proposition 47 extend to Oxnard gang-related theft case, high court says (Ventura County, CA): A Ventura County case prompted the California Supreme Court to find that the reforms of Proposition 47 can extend to a gang-related theft offense. The 5-2 decision issued Monday means Luis Donicio Valenzuela’s conviction of the gang crime of street terrorism is expected to be dismissed.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: June 8, 2019

Woodland G.R.E.A.T program caps year with graduation at Tafoya Elementary (Woodland, CA): Thursday may have been the last day Tafoya Elementary students will see their School Resource Officers for the year but Officer Omar Flores and the rest of the Woodland Police Department hope that’s just the start of a long relationship with those students.
Source: Daily Democrat    Date: June 8, 2019

Two juveniles, man wounded in Oakland shootings (Oakland, CA): Two juveniles were wounded in a suspected gang-related shooting Friday night in West Oakland and a man was shot during an attempted robbery Saturday morning in downtown, authorities said.
Source: East Bay Times    Date: June 8, 2019

KCSO to disband gang unit (Kern County, CA): Citing budget woes and shrinking ranks, Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood on Wednesday announced the disbanding of the KCSO gang task force.
Source: The Daily Independent    Date: June 7, 2019

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