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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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13-year-old hit by gang gunfire in North Hills (Los Angeles, CA): A 13-year-old is in stable condition Friday after what Los Angeles Police Department officials are calling a gang-related shooting when he was wounded by a gunman from a group of five people just after midnight in North Hills.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: September 16, 2016

City leaders to discuss hiring community outreach coordinator at council meeting (Santa Maria, CA): Two full-time positions may end up working to reduce youth violence because city and county leaders cannot come up with one “viable option.”
Source: Lompoc Record    Date: September 16, 2016

Could you be in California's gang database? Bill would make sure you know (Riverside County, CA): Almost 9,000 people in Riverside County are listed as gang members in a database used by law enforcement – and it’s likely that not all of them are aware.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: September 15, 2016

Napa Police investigating shooting at First Street/Freeway Drive (Napa Valley, CA): A 17-year-old Napa youth was shot Sunday night in the vicinity of First Street/Freeway Drive by an unknown assailant who got away, Napa Police reported.
Source: Napa Valley Register    Date: September 12, 2016

Triple Shooting in Broad Daylight Leaves One Dead, Two Injured (Fresno, CA): A triple shooting in broad daylight on Sunday leaves one man dead and two others injured. Fresno Police said the shooting happened around 2pm near Hawes and Fruit just south of Chandler airport. The suspect is still on the run.
Source:    Date: September 11, 2016

12-Year Old Girl Wounded in South Los Angeles Shooting (South Los Angeles, CA): A 12-year-old girl was shot Saturday night in South Los Angeles - an apparent unintended target of a gang-related shooting.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: September 10, 2016

Redwood City: 23 indicted in gang-related brawl at Maguire Correctional Facility (Redwood City, CA): A San Mateo County Grand Jury has indicted nearly two dozen Norteño gang members in connection with a lopsided jailhouse brawl last year that left a rival Sureño gang member with a broken eye socket, according to prosecutors.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: September 9, 2016

Police raid homes of purported gang members (Thousand Oaks, CA): Four Thousand Oaks residents were arrested last week during a crackdown on one of the city’s two documented street gangs.
Source: Thousand Oaks Acorn    Date: September 8, 2016

Audit slams police for unreliable gang list (Sonoma, CA): Aaron Harvey served over seven months in jail after being charged, under Penal Code 182.5, for conspiracy to a series of shootings he did not commit. The statute is notoriously known as the the ‘guilty by association law,’ because it allows prosecutors to charge alleged gang members for crimes by other members of a gang.
Source: KXTV News 10    Date: September 8, 2016

Jurors to Pomona gang members accused in drive-by shooting: Guilty (Pomona, CA): It took only one day of deliberation on Tuesday for jurors to find two documented gang members guilty of a Pomona 2014 drive-by shooting and attempted murder.
Source: San Bernardino Sun    Date: September 7, 2016

San Clemente deputies plan proactive enforcement (San Clamente, CA): San Clemente Police Services is preparing to launch a new enforcement team aimed at proactive crime prevention and curbing chronic nuisances. Residents have become vocal about burglaries, assaults, gang activity, bizarre activity in public by homeless people and, of late, three shooting incidents.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: September 7, 2016

Violence Suppression Unit to launch in mid-September (Salinas, CA): In just days, there has been a renewed effort to combat gang violence in the area. The Salinas Police Department’s Violence Suppression Unit is bringing together resources from other law enforcement agencies.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: September 7, 2016

Slain teen identified, police say double shooting had 'gang component' (Stockton, CA): Police investigators have determined that Sunday afternoon’s drive-by shooting on a street corner in Conway Homes that took the life of a 16-year-old Edison High School student and left another 16-year-old student wounded is connected in some way to gang activity.
Source: The Record    Date: September 6, 2016

15-Year-Old Girl Shot Dead At Balderrama Park In California: Appears To Be A Targeted Kill (Oceanside, CA): The Oceanside Police Department (OPD) has released information about a 15-year-old girl who was shot dead at the Balderrama Park in Oceanside, California, early this morning.
Source: The Inquisitr    Date: September 3, 2016

Woodland police crack down on alleged gang members (Woodland, CA): The growing level of gang-related deaths and violence apparently caused the Woodland Police Department to take action.
Source: Daily Democrat    Date: September 2, 2016

Gang crackdown nets four arrests (Porterville, CA): The Porterville Police Department made a series of arrests Wednesday in an effort to solidify the department’s zero tolerance policy stance on gang activity.
Source: The Porterville Recorder    Date: September 2, 2016

4 arrested in gang-related Thousand Oaks crimes (Thousand Oaks, CA): Authorities on Friday arrested four men in connection with a series of gang-related crimes reported last month in Thousand Oaks.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: September 2, 2016

Vacaville gang member takes plea deal in homicide case (Fairfield, CA): A Vacaville gang member who faced a murder charge for fatally stabbing a rival gang member in a 2014 street brawl took a plea deal Thursday.
Source: Daily Republic    Date: September 2, 2016

Biggest Ever Burglary Investigation Yields Gang Arrests of 12 East Coast Crips and 2 Local Doctors (Torrance, CA): The result of the longest and most extensive residential burglary and narcotics investigation in Los Angeles has ended in the arrest of 12 suspected burglary suspects, all members of the East Coast Crips, and two doctors.
Source: Santa Monica Observer    Date: September 1, 2016

Year-long probe leads to massive East Palo Alto gang bust (East Palo Alto, CA): In a span of a little over a year, an East Palo Alto street gang burglarized more than 200 homes in San Jose and other nearby towns all while cruising around in luxury cars, including Porsches and BMWs, police said.
Source: SF Gate    Date: September 1, 2016

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