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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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Gang crimes spike in San Diego (San Diego, CA): After a year of declines, gang-related crime in San Diego has spiked in recent months with the city logging twice as many homicides as the same time last year and 20 percent more gang-related crimes overall.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: September 3, 2019

Man Killed in Suspected Gang-Related Shooting in South Gate (South Gate, CA): An investigation is underway after a man was killed in a suspected gang-related shooting in South Gate Monday night, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release.
Source: KTLA 5 News    Date: September 3, 2019

Suspected Gang-Related Shooting in Norwalk Leaves Man Hospitalized (Norwalk, CA): A man was hospitalized Friday morning with at least one gunshot wound suffered in a suspected gang-related shooting in Norwalk.
Source:    Date: August 30, 2019

Arrest made in Watsonville gang-related cold case homicide (Santa Cruz, CA): An arrest was made in a gang-related homicide that occurred in Watsonville in 2008. Santa Cruz County District Attorney Jeffrey S. Rosell announced Friday in a press release that Jorge Trujillo Rodriguez, 32, was charged for his alleged role in the 2008 murder of Leonardo Barajas of Prunedale, and an unrelated attempted murder in 2011. Rodriguez is being held in Santa Cruz County Jail without bail.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: August 30, 2019

Santa Fe Springs ‘Shotcaller’ and Mexican Mafia Member Convicted of Racketeering, Narcotics Offenses, and 2016 Murder of Rival Gangster (Los Angeles, CA): A Mexican Mafia member and “shotcaller” of the Santa Fe Springs- and Whitter-based Canta Ranas street gang has been found guilty by a federal jury of multiple crimes resulting from his control of a wide-ranging racketeering criminal enterprise, including the murder of a rival Mexican Mafia member at a San Gabriel Valley restaurant.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: August 30, 2019

Gang members arrested in Tulare (Tulare, CA): On Saturday, August 24, detectives with the Tulare County Sheriff’s T.A.G.N.E.T. Unit (Tulare Area Gang and Narcotic Enforcement Team) responded to an address in the 400 block of west Wade in rural Tulare County regarding an assault with a firearm.
Source: The Porterville Recorder    Date: August 29, 2019

Santa Fe Springs Gang Enforcer Convicted on RICO Charges (Santa Fe Springs, CA): The shot-caller of a street gang that operates in Santa Fe Springs and Whittier was convicted Thursday of federal criminal charges, including counts stemming from the April 2016 slaying of a rival outside a San Gabriel Valley restaurant.
Source:    Date: August 29, 2019

2 Gang Members Sentenced To 150 Years To Life For 2016 Murder Of Marine (Los Angeles, CA): Two gang members were sentenced to a total of 150 years to life in prison for the 2016 murder of a 19-year-old Marine who was on leave from Camp Pendleton.
Source: CBS Los Angeles    Date: August 27, 2019

Escondido police get grant to fight gangs (Escondido, CA) : Escondido Police received a nearly $1 million gang prevention grant from the Department of Justice to boost intelligence gathering and community policing, officials said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: August 27, 2019

Dangerous Gang Member Arrested By Border Patrol (Calexico, CA): U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a Sureño gang member on Saturday afternoon. At approximately 2:40 p.m., Border Patrol agents were on patrol when they observed a man illegally enter the United States about 12 miles east of the Calexico Port of Entry.
Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection    Date: August 27, 2019

Man dies from apparent gang-related shooting in Fullerton (Fullerton, CA): A 20-year-old man was killed Sunday, Aug. 25, in what Fullerton police say appears to be a gang-related shooting.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: August 26, 2019

Fresno County’s gang enforcement unit arrests 22 people during “Gold Star Operation” (Fresno County, CA): Fresno County’s gang enforcement unit, MAGEC, arrested 22 people Saturday during their Gold Star Operation.
Source:    Date: August 25, 2019

Gang members on parole or on probation checked on in Fresno County operation (Fresno County, CA): Fresno County’s gang enforcement unit checked on dozens of gang members all on probation or parole as part of its latest Goldstar Operation. The goal: make sure those criminals aren’t committing more crimes.
Source:    Date: August 24, 2019

Suspected Hopland gang members arrested in drive-by shooting (Boonville, CA): Two suspected gang members from Hopland are facing attempted murder charges following an investigation into a drive-by shooting in Boonville earlier this month.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: August 23, 2019

Police arrest California man, Nevada gang members at Merced convenience stores (Merced, CA): Four people were arrested at two convenience stores in Merced County Thursday night, according to the Merced Police Department.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: August 23, 2019

Gang member found guilty of first-degree murder in 2015 case (Bakersfield, CA): On Thursday, a Kern County jury found a gang member guilty of first-degree murder after opening fire on two victims in 2015. According to court documents and evidence presented in the case, on July 9 of 2015 Anthony Laws of the "County Boy Crips" had got word shortly before the shooting that members of a rival gang were hanging out at an apartment complex on Palmacia Drive.
Source: KERO 23 News    Date: August 22, 2019

Gang member gets life sentence for two fatal shootings (San Diego, CA): A gang member convicted of gunning down two young men within about a month’s span in different parts of San Diego was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Source: FOX 5 San Diego    Date: August 22, 2019

Four Strawberry Manor Gangster Bloods members convicted in shooting of rival, DA says (Sacramento, CA): Four members of the Strawberry Manor Gangster Bloods were convicted Monday of attempted murder for a 2016 incident in which they tried to kill a member of a rival gang, the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office said Wednesday.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: August 21, 2019

Man With Gang Ties Arrested in South L.A. Shooting That Killed 2 Childhood Friends (Los Angeles, CA): A Lancaster man has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of two men in South Los Angeles on Aug. 14 while one of the victims was dropping off a baby shower gift for the other, authorities announced Wednesday.
Source: KTLA 5 News    Date: August 21, 2019

He was paid to keep kids out of gangs. Now, he’s charged in grisly MS-13 killings (Los Angeles, CA): He showed up at Bible study every Thursday and volunteered at peacemaking soccer matches for members of MS-13, his tattoos betraying his own history with the notorious gang. As a “peace ambassador” for a Los Angeles nonprofit funded with public money, it was Wilfredo Vides’ job to steer young people clear of gangs. For those who’d joined one, his role was to convince them to leave, as he had.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 20, 2019

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