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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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DR J’S: How A Gang Shooting Changed Southeast San Diego (San Diego, CA): Just after midnight on New Year's Eve, two women and two young children were on their way home from church. They stopped at Dr J's Liquor in Lincoln Park to buy a fireplace log.
Source: KPBS News    Date: February 20, 2019

Trial Will Resume For Four Men Accused In Drive-by After Week-long Recess (Palm Springs, CA): The trial of four reputed gang members accused of carrying out a drive-by killing in Indio will resume with prosecution testimony Wednesday after a weeklong postponement.
Source: NBC Palm Springs    Date: February 20, 2019

Youth learn about gang violence at annual summit in Salinas (Salinas, CA): The annual Gang Prevention Summit on Jan. 26 featured many speakers from law enforcement and from the Boys and Girls Club. This year there was also a special speaker, Juan “Johnny” Gomez, who was present when two of his relatives were victims of gang violence.
Source: King City Rustler    Date: February 20, 2019

Galt police address gang activity to sparse crowd (Galt, CA): Hoping for more attendees, Galt Police Chief Tod Sockman, Community Resource Officer TJ Guidotti and Sergeant Brian Azevedo spoke to nearly 30 people about gang presence in Galt and what parents and community members should watch for. Although the overall message was positive that gang presence in Galt is at a low, Sockman wanted guests to continue to be vigilant so as to keep things that way.
Source: The Galt Herald    Date: February 20, 2019

Northwest Fresno neighbors say gang shooting won't stop their progress of making area safer (Fresno, CA): A recent gang shooting stunned neighbors after gunmen sprayed a West Shaw Estates alleyway with bullets. "These 2 victims were standing in the carport area when a dark sedan rolled up in the alleyway. and began shooting at them," said Lt. Mark Hudson
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: February 20, 2019

Santa Paula gang member found guilty of murder in 2014 bystander shooting death (Ventura County, CA): A Santa Paula gang member was found guilty of murder Wednesday in a 2014 shooting that led to the death of an innocent bystander, records show.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: February 20, 2019

Drive-by shooting murder trial postponed (Indio, CA): The trial of four reputed gang members accused of carrying out a drive-by killing in Indio was set to resume with prosecution testimony Wednesday after a weeklong postponement but was postoponed once again. The trial will resume Monday.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3    Date: February 20, 2019

Police send message to gang members after double-shooting in Northwest Fresno (Fresno, CA): A 22 and 20-year-old shot, rushed to the hospital Tuesday night, at Fairmont and Holt avenues. "We believe that there may be rival gangs that fired upon these two victims," Fresno Police Department Lt. Mark Hudson said.
Source:    Date: February 20, 2019

Napa County's lone 2018 ICE interaction involved suspected MS-13 gang member (Napa County, CA): Napa County government in 2018 provided U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement access to one individual – a suspected MS-13 gang member facing homicide charges in El Salvador.
Source: Napa Valley Register    Date: February 19, 2019

12 suspected Oxnard gang members to be notified of proposed changes to injunctions (Oxnard, CA): A judge on Tuesday tried to ensure that people identified as Oxnard gang members get a chance to have a say about how they’re treated. Superior Court Judge Kent Kellegrew signed orders authorizing Oxnard police to notify six suspected members from each of Oxnard’s largest street gangs about proposed changes to the gang injunctions that would put restrictions on their civil liberties.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: February 19, 2019

Woodland gang member convicted of gun assault; jury hangs on attempted murder (Woodland, CA): A Woodland man accused of shooting at police officers who were investigating a murder scene was convicted Tuesday of felony assault and other charges, but jurors hung on the most serious counts of attempted murder.
Source: The Davis Enterprise    Date: February 19, 2019

South LA Man Shot And Killed In Possible Gang Initiation (Los Angeles, CA): A hard-working LAUSD worker was found dead in his car. His family says he was killed by a man trying to earn his way into a gang. “My son was a hardworking man. A productive member of society,” said Gregory Jones, father of 28-year-old Donte, who was shot and killed Friday night.
Source: CBS Los Angeles    Date: February 19, 2019

DA: Gang Member Charged With Triple Murder At Torrance Bowling Alley (Torrance, CA): A 47-year-old man has been charged with killing three men at a bowling alley in Torrance last month. Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney John Chang said Reginald Leander Wallace, of Los Angeles, is charged with opening fire at Gable House Bowl, located in the 22000 block of Hawthorne Blvd., on Jan. 4.
Source: CBS Los Angeles    Date: February 17, 2019

Two arrested for allegedly smuggling drugs into Lerdo jail (Kern County, CA): The Kern County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two people on suspicion of smuggling marijuana, methamphetamine and heroin into the Lerdo Jail Facility.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian    Date: February 17, 2019

Azusa residents look for long-term solutions to gang violence (Azusa, CA): In the past year, Pastor Adrian Greer has had to hold three grieving mothers as they’ve cried on his shoulder over the deaths of their sons. A lifelong Azusa resident, Greer operates MYTHIRDPLACE, a nonprofit organization operating out of Foothill Community Church, which aims to provide local teenagers mentorship outside of home and school.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: February 16, 2019

Gun, gang members allegedly found after alley drinking call in south Oxnard (Oxnard, CA): A report of people drinking in a south Oxnard alley on Friday night led to the arrest of two documented gang members and the seizure of a loaded handgun, authorities said.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: February 16, 2019

LBPD Arrests Three Suspects, Says Gang Argument Motivated January Anaheim St./Locust Ave. Shooting That Killed Man, Wounded Bystander Woman (Long Beach, CA): LBPD has arrested three suspects and says its homicide Detectives believe a gang-related argument motivated the January 23 shooting at Anaheim St./Locust Ave. that left a man dead and a bystander-woman wounded.
Source: Long Beach Report    Date: February 14, 2019

More than 80 gang members and associates indicted in joint LAPD-FBI takedown (Los Angeles, CA): Dozens of suspected gang members and associates were charged with federal racketeering, gun and drug violations Wednesday, marking the end of long-running investigations targeting street gangs in South L.A. and the San Fernando Valley, authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 13, 2019

Visalia gang member arrested on a slew of drug and weapons-related charges, police say (Visalia, CA): A 24-year-old Visalia man was arrested on suspicion of several drug and weapons-related charges Wednesday.
Source:    Date: February 13, 2019

Valley Crime Stoppers cash rewards go up for gang related crimes (Fresno, CA): Anyone can now share information on crime and earn some extra cash without it ever being traced back to them. That's all because of Valley Crime Stoppers, a non-profit organization ran by citizens that acts as a shield to conceal the identity of tipsters. VCS board president, Dale Mendoza founded the organization with a handful of others in the early 1990's. He attributes its effectiveness is people staying completely anonymous.
Source: KMPH FOX 26 News    Date: February 12, 2019

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