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Man sitting in car, wounded in drive-by (Escondido, CA): Police are investigating a drive-by shooting that wounded an 18-year-old man in Escondido. The victim was sitting in his parked car when a small car drove past him, turned around, and passed him again, police said. A passenger then fired and hit the victim twice. The victim did not suffer any life-threatening wounds, and police have made no arrests.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: June 10, 2003

Murder pursuit (Los Angeles, CA): Police arrested two suspects, ages 22 and 24, in connection with a drive-by shooting that left a 33-year-old man dead and two women wounded. According to police, one of the suspects shouted a gang slogan and opened fire as the male victim and a friend were getting into their car. The man was shot as they ran from the two suspects, and two women on a porch were wounded. The suspects sped away in a car, but eventually lost control and hit a tree. After a foot chase, police arrrested the suspects.
Source: City News Service    Date: June 5, 2003

South shootings (Los Angeles, CA): Two men were wounded in unrelated shootings in South Los Angeles, police said. One man was shot during a drive-by shooting outside a restaurant. He was taken to a hospital to be treated. The second shooting occurred less than two miles away when a pedestrian was shot, police said. The man's condition was unavailable.
Source: City News Service    Date: June 4, 2003

Police seek suspects in fatal drive-by shootings (Compton and San Fernando, CA): In Compton, a drive-by shooting killed a 3-year-old boy during a family gathering and wounded his mother and three others. Two to four suspects drove up to the gathering, exited the vehicle, and opened fire. In the other shooting, two 23-year-old Sylmar men died when a group of males drove by in a vehicle and fired several rounds, an authority said. Two other males were injured and taken to local hospitals.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: June 2, 2003

Centinela shooting (Los Angeles, CA): Detectives are investigating an alleged gang-related drive-by shooting that occurred in Mar Vista. The shooter, accompanied by another man, drove up to a pedestrian, opened fire, and sped away, according to police. The wounded man was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Source: City News Service    Date: June 2, 2003

Man wounded in Southern California car-to-car freeway shootout (San Fernando, CA): A man was critically injured after being shot at by suspects in another vehicle on the Ronald Reagan Freeway in San Fernando. Four men fled from the second vehicle, which overturned after the shooting. Police used helicopters and dogs to search for the men, but no one was arrested. The victim is expected to survive, and his passenger was not hurt. Investigators found a trail of blood and a gun near the overturned vehicle.
Source: The Associated Press State & Local Wire    Date: June 2, 2003

Venice shooting (Venice, CA): In Venice, a 19-year-old man was fatally shot in a drive-by shooting, police said. Detectives did not provide a motive for the shooting.
Source: City News Service    Date: June 2, 2003

Florence shooting (Los Angeles, CA): A man and teenage boy were wounded in a drive-by shooting in the Hyde Park area, police said. The two are expected to survive. Police have a description of the vehicle used in the shooting.
Source: City News Service    Date: June 2, 2003

Police to investigate trio of attacks (Salinas, CA): Investigation is ongoing in three unrelated attempted murders that occurred between early Saturday morning and early Sunday morning. In the first incident, after an argument began, a 21-year-old man was stabbed. In the second and third incidents, shots were fired between vehicles. Police are searching for suspects.
Source: The Salinas Californian    Date: June 2, 2003

Officials link gang to graffiti vandalism incident at Yosemite (California): Police detectives in the Central Valley and Southern California are assisting park rangers in the investigation of a graffiti vandalism incident at Yosemite National Park. The graffiti was spotted along a popular trail in the park over the Memorial Day weekend, and police are linking it to an active gang in Los Angeles and Fresno. It is the third tagging incident at the park in the last year.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: May 31, 2003

Harbor shooting (Harbor City, CA): Two men were wounded in a possible gang-related shooting, police said. The shooting was reported by the Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor Station. No suspect description or further information was available.
Source: City News Service    Date: May 30, 2003

Ten shot to death during weekend (Los Angeles, CA): Ten people were killed and 15 wounded in weekend violence that primarily involved gangs in South Los Angeles, police said. The first fatal shooting was reported when a group of people approached another group on the sidewalk and opened fire. A 20 year-old male was reported dead and three of his friends and a nearby woman were wounded. In the second incident, two males (ages 18 and 22) were killed by drive-by shooters in Hollywood. In Southwest Los Angeles, a man shot his 43-year-old girlfriend and then turned the gun on himself. Another shooting in South Los Angeles left two males (ages 16 and 18) dead, as someone on foot shot them multiple times. Just a few minutes later in the same area, a 19-year-old male was killed by a drive-by shooter, police said. A 20-year-old male and another man were in a home when a shotgun went off in the other man's hands. The shooter fled, police said. A 21-year-old Harbor City man died after a gang-related shooting, according to police. Lastly, a 25-year-old man was fatally shot when a carjacker tried to take his car in Hollywood.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: May 29, 2003

Van Ness shooting (Los Angeles, CA): A drive-by shooting in Hyde Park killed a man (in his 40s) and wounded a woman (in her 30s). A third person was shot at but unharmed, police said. They were shot in front of a duplex by one or more people in a sport utility vehicle. The shooting may have been gang-related, police said. No arrests were reported.
Source: City News Service    Date: May 29, 2003

Three Anaheim men involved in Placentia gunfight (Placentia, CA): A gang-related fight eventually led to gunfire and left a 22-year-old man wounded, authorities said. Police arrested two gang members, ages 20 and 26, who were involved with the incident but are not the suspects of the shooting. The shooting may have been in retaliation from an earlier incident, police said. The man wounded did not suffer life-threatening wounds. Investigation is continuing.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: May 29, 2003

Bullets fly on Hollywood Freeway (Hollywood, CA): Two men in their 20s were wounded in a possible gang shooting on the Hollywood Freeway, police reported. Both victims managed to exit the freeway and suffered non-life-threatening wounds.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: May 28, 2003

Two teens arrested in gang-related fight (Thousand Oaks, CA): Two teens, ages 18 and 16, were arrested for allegedly stabbing a 15-year-old boy on May 13 during a gang-related fight in a church parking lot, police said. The victim was treated for his injuries and did not suffer life-threatening wounds. Another 20-year-old alleged gang member was arrested at the scene of the fight.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: May 28, 2003

Bullets strike rap mogul offices (Los Angeles, CA): Several bullets damaged the front door, windows, and walls of a rap mogul's record label offices in what some law enforcement officials believe was an attack by members of a street gang who have a problem with him and his associates. The shots were fired from vehicles that drove by the office building. An officer said four cars were seen leaving the scene. Earlier this year, the rap mogul was found in violation of his parole when he associated with members of the Mob Pirus Blood gang. Law enforcement sources said the shooting may have been the latest in a series of incidents involving a rivalry between that gang and two other factions of the Blood gang — the Fruit Town Pirus and Leuders Park Pirus.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: May 28, 2003

Gang shooting (Fairfield, CA): An 18-year-old male wanted for a gang-related shooting in late March was shot and killed by police at a Fairfield motel. The suspect shot a 14-year-old boy with alleged gang ties as he sat in a car. The boy survived the shooting. Police said the suspect followed instructions as he exited his motel room. A handgun was tucked into his waistband or pocket, and while it was unclear if he tried to reach for the gun, a police officer opened fire. Police are investigating the shooting and the officer involved has been placed on paid administrative leave.
Source: The Associated Press State & Local Wire    Date: May 28, 2003

Drive-by shooting (Los Angeles, CA): A man in his early 20s was wounded during an apparent gang-related drive-by shooting in Jefferson Park, police said. Witnesses gave the police details on the suspects' car.
Source: City News Service    Date: May 28, 2003

Two shot in drive-by (Fresno, CA): Two people were shot in a drive-by shooting at Frank H. Ball Playground in southwest Fresno. The victims were at the park when people in a passing car yelled gang slogans, fired their handguns, and sped away, police said. Neither of the victims suffered life-threatening injuries.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: May 28, 2003

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