Gang-Related News Articles

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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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Santa Ana Leaders Collaborate on Reducing Shootings, Gangs and Other Youth Violence (Santa Ana, CA): More than 100 Santa Ana community members met last week in a new effort to improve collaboration on reducing violence among youth and gangs.
Source: Voice of OC    Date: April 28, 2017

Ex-gang member earns his way off injunction (Oceanside, CA): Michael “Mad Dog” Ortiz Torres spent at least two decades as an Oceanside gang member — and even after he left that life, the label stuck.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: April 28, 2017

Known gang member charged with sex crimes against Merced girl (Merced, CA): A man with gang ties and a drug history has been charged with committing sex crimes against a 9-year-old girl in Merced.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: April 28, 2017

Gang Member Sentenced In Fatal Oceanside Park Beating (Vista, CA): A documented gang member who took part in the beating death of a man in an Oceanside park was sentenced Friday to 16 years in state prison. Christopher Augafa, 26, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter.
Source: Carlsbad Patch    Date: April 28, 2017

Gang member arrested in King City shooting Wednesday night (King City, CA): A King City gang member has been arrested after a shooting in the 200 block of Oxford Way Wednesday evening, police said.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: April 27, 2017

Peninsula Gang-Related Stabbing Sends Teen To Hospital, 3 To Jail: Police (San Mateo, CA): Three suspects have been arrested in connection with a gang-related stabbing Friday night in San Mateo, police said this week.
Source: San Carlos Patch    Date: April 27, 2017

San Diego Nonprofit Prepares To Fight For People Listed In Gang Database (San Diego, CA): Right now, you could be listed in the state's gang database and not even know it. But a new state law will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2018 requiring law enforcement to inform everyone who is added to the database after that date.
Source: KPBS News    Date: April 27, 2017

37 charged in San Diego gang-led gun and meth trafficking rings (San Diego, CA): A year-long investigation into gun and methamphetamine trafficking has led to federal charges against 37 documented gang members and associates who operated throughout San Diego’s Mid-City neighborhoods, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Thursday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: April 27, 2017

Fresno gang member guilty of killing unarmed man outside convenience store (Fresno, CA): A Fresno gang member was found guilty Wednesday of fatally shooting an unarmed man outside a convenience store in August 2012.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: April 26, 2017

Man killed, woman wounded in Lakewood gang shooting (Lakewood, CA): A 26-year-old man was killed and a 25-year-old woman was wounded in a gang-related shooting in Lakewood, authorities said today.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: April 25, 2017

Gang Member, 31, Pleads Guilty to Attempted Murder of Undercover Detective (San Diego, CA): A 31-year-old gang member who opened fire on an undercover police detective in southeast San Diego last year pleaded guilty Tuesday to attempted murder. Larry Jones also admitted that he personally used a firearm in the attack and did so for the benefit of a street gang.
Source: Times of San Diego    Date: April 25, 2017

With gang crime up in the west San Fernando Valley, LA leader seeks more funding (Los Angeles, CA): While the West San Fernando Valley is not known for high rates of gang activity, a recent rise in gang crime in the area has prompted a Los Angeles city councilman to call for more funding to prevent the problem from getting worse.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: April 24, 2017

hild hurt by gunfire in Hanford gang shooting (Hanford, CA): Investigators with the Hanford Police Department are working with the Kings County Gang Task Force to get to the bottom of a shooting that happened last Friday night sending three people to the hospital including a four-year-old girl who was grazed by a bullet.
Source: Yourcentralvalley.com    Date: April 24, 2017

Mayor’s youth violence task force meets for first time (Santa Maria, CA): Born out of a spate of violence that included a rise in murders and violent attacks in the city, the Santa Maria Mayor’s Task Force on Youth Safety met for the first time Monday morning.
Source: Lompoc Record    Date: April 24, 2017

Guilty verdict in killing of 16-year-old Richmond high school football player (Martinez, CA): Jurors on Monday reached a guilty verdict in the 2012 slaying of a 16-year-old high school football player. Matthew John Capanis was convicted of murdering Ulises Grijalva, a popular football player at Richmond’s Kennedy High School. He was also found guilty of gang activity and gun possession.
Source: East Bay Times    Date: April 24, 2017

Gang violence erupts in Hanford neighborhood (Hanford, CA): Hanford's Gang Task Force is on high alert after a shooting in a Hanford neighborhood Frriday night leaves two men in critical condition. The shooting happened near Scott and Redington.
Source: Yourcentralvalley.com    Date: April 22, 2017

Hanford Police: 4-year-old girl hurt in gang shooting that wounded 2 others (Hanford, CA): A 4-year-old girl was hurt during a shooting in Hanford on Friday night that also left two others, believed to be gang members, injured, according to the Hanford Police Department.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: April 22, 2017

Oxnard police install "community cameras" to combat gang violence (Oxnard, CA): The Oxnard Police Department has installed the first of a series of "Community Cameras" in neighborhoods that police say are adversely affected by gang violence.
Source: KEYT 3 News    Date: April 21, 2017

San Rafael gunman gets 17-year prison term in gang clash (San Rafael, CA): A San Rafael man was sentenced to 17 years in state prison Thursday for shooting a man in the head during a gang-related clash in the Canal area.
Source: Marin Independent Journal     Date: April 21, 2017

Gang members receive life sentences for Seaside murders (Seaside, CA): Juan Hernandez Delgado of Seaside and Francisco Chacala of Prunedale were sentenced to life terms in prison for their roles in gang-related murders in 2013, the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office said Thursday.
Source: Monterey Herald    Date: April 21, 2017

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