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San Diego shooting (San Diego, CA): Two men, ages 25 and 29, were wounded in a possible gang-related shooting outside of an Encanto residence. Both were taken to a local hospital where they were reported to be in stable condition. Investigation is ongoing.
Source: City News Service    Date: July 23, 2003

Tattooed (La Habra, CA): Police are searching for a suspect involved in a gang-related shooting in early July. Two men, ages 25 and 30, were killed when they were riding in a car with two other people and an argument broke out. The car was pulled over and the men were shot. Police determined that the shooting was gang-related and have named a 26-year-old male as the suspect.
Source: City News Service    Date: July 23, 2003

Goshen shooting surprises residents (Goshen, CA): Three men, ages 17, 22, and 25, were wounded during a drive-by shooting. Three male suspects ran up to a group of family and friends who were listening to music in a garage and driveway and opened fire. Officers say the shooting appears to be gang-related.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: July 22, 2003

Two incidents may be gang-related (San Diego, CA): Gang activity is suspected in two shootings occurring minutes apart. In the first incident, two men were shot during an argument with two other men. One adult and one juvenile were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. Three minutes later, a van drove up to several men who were standing near a residence and someone fired four or five rounds. No injuries were reported in that incident. Investigation is ongoing.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: July 20, 2003

Gunfire in Moreno Valley wounds three young men (Moreno Valley, CA): Three young men were wounded by gunfire in Moreno Valley. The victims were shot by an unknown suspect following an argument. Police are unsure if the shooting is gang-related. Investigation is ongoing.
Source: Press Enterprise    Date: July 18, 2003

Gang warrants (Monterey Park, CA): As a three-year investigation comes to a close, twenty-three members of the Black Dragon Gang were arrested for crimes consisting of murders, attempted murders, assaults, drive-by shootings, weapons violations, and more. The gang consists of about 30 members, mostly of Asian descent, and has been active since 1984.
Source: City News Service    Date: July 17, 2003

Western Shooting (Los Angeles, CA): A 19-year-old was shot in the lower back during a drive-by shooting in the Harbor Gateway area. The victim was sitting in a parked vehicle when two men pulled up in a car and one started shooting. Police say the attack may be gang-motivated.
Source: City News Service    Date: July 15, 2003

Shelter Shooting (North Hollywood, CA): One man was shot in the leg and another in the stomach during an apparent gang-related attack in North Hollywood. After the shooting occurred, the victims ran to a family shelter for help. Officials have a possible description of the suspect's car.
Source: City News Service    Date: July 15, 2003

Shooting death (Los Angeles, CA): Officials say a drive-by shooting in West Los Angeles appears to be gang-related. Several shots were fired from a car occupied by three men. The victim died at a hospital.
Source: City News Service    Date: July 14, 2003

Shooting (Long Beach, CA): A 35-year-old man was killed and a 17-year-old girl and another man were wounded when someone in a truck fired shots into their car. Two other people were also in the car but were not hurt. Investigators have ruled out "road rage" and believe the shooting may have been gang-related.
Source: City News Service    Date: July 14, 2003

No longer blue, they're now ganging up on street violence (Los Angeles, CA): One of the original founders of the Crips and another former Crip leader have formed the Children with Wings Youth Foundation to help youths move away from gang involvement. They speak to young people about the perils of gang membership, tell them about the history of gangs, and apologize for having formed them. The gang was organized in 1971 to deal with racist law enforcement in South Los Angeles, and what started out as a positive plan turned negative. "We had issues and we saw certain things that we were not able to have because of our impoverished lifestyle. We sought comfort in each other. That's what they're doing now, basically. They're finding more comfort in the gangs than in their families," the founder said. Both leaders left the gang lifestyle when "it came to killing our own people." They have now dedicated their lives to helping youth stay away from gangs. "We're trying to tell the story of who we are and who we were because we know both sides of the fence. We created this institution and we're telling kids that we were wrong and we let them know what will happen if they continue to follow us."
Source: Wave Community Newspapers    Date: July 12, 2003

Two shot (Los Angeles, CA): Two men were wounded in a possible gang-related drive-by shooting in Sun Valley. Someone inside a minivan opened fire on a group of people standing in front of the house. No arrests have been made.
Source: City News Service    Date: July 11, 2003

Man hit 5 times in drive-by shooting (Encanto, CA): A 22-year-old man was wounded five times in a drive-by shooting. The man was leaning in the driver's side window of a car when shots were fired from another vehicle with three men inside. Another man and two women who were standing nearby were not hurt.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: July 11, 2003

Riverside County focusing on gangs (Riverside County, CA): Riverside County District Attorney is asking county and city leaders to pay for a special prosecutor to coordinate a crackdown on gangs. There are 233 active gangs with more than 8,000 members estimated in the county, according to the district attorney's office. An increased focus on intervention, prevention, and suppression is needed to contend with more mobile, powerful, and violent gangs, the Attorney General said. Funding the idea is a concern for the county finance director. He proposes that one of the current district attorney's 75 prosecutors be reassigned to give the idea an opportunity to prove its success. The Attorney General said that prosecutors are already overburdened and that he is seeking other new positions to address specific needs in the county.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 10, 2003

Gang injunction (Los Angeles, CA): In Los Angeles, the city attorney, police chief, and other officials said they will ask a judge to bar certain members of the Rolling 60s Crips from driving into rival turf. The injunction would prohibit two or more gang members in one vehicle from entering a neighborhood claimed by any of five named rival gangs: The Van Ness Gangsters, the Eight Trey Gangsters, the Crenshaw Mafia, the Inglewood Family and the 62 Brims. It also would place restrictions on certain Rolling 60s members, including setting a curfew and barring gang members from gathering in public.
Source: City News Service    Date: July 10, 2003

Second arrest in gang-related slaying of honor student (Sacramento, CA): A second arrest has been made in what police are calling a gang-related slaying of a 15-year-old Florin High School student. A 23-year-old male was arrested on suspicion of the negligent discharge of a weapon and suspicion of murder. A week earlier, an 18-year-old male was arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder. Witnesses told police that two or three people opened fire on a car in which the victim was one of several passengers. Investigators are uncertain who the intended target was.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: July 9, 2003

San Diego stabbing (San Diego, CA): A 26-year-old man suffered a stab wound in what may have been a gang-related attack, police said. The victim and a friend were at a gas station putting gas in a car when they were confronted by three men. The men punched and kicked the victim, and then stabbed him with an unknown weapon. His friend took him to a hospital where his condition was not immediately known.
Source: City News Service    Date: July 8, 2003

Two men shot on Highway 91 (Southern California): Two men, both 33 years old, were shot Monday while driving on Highway 91, in what police suspect was a gang-related shooting. The men were driving westbound when two men in another vehicle pulled next to them and started firing a handgun. Both men were shot several times, but did not suffer any life-threatening wounds. The two suspects sped away.
Source: Press Enterprise    Date: July 8, 2003

Men recovering from gunshots (Salinas, CA): Two men, ages 20 and 23, were wounded after a possible gang-related shooting, police said. The two had been sitting in a car with a third person when a pickup pulled up to them, and occupants of both vehicles allegedly exchanged words about gang affiliation. The passenger from the pickup then took out a gun and fired at the victims, police said.
Source: The Salinas Californian    Date: July 8, 2003

Three teens shot in possible gang-related attack (Southcrest, CA): Two 19-year-old men and a 17-year-old girl were shot and wounded in an apparent gang-related attack, police said. The victims were standing outside a business when a vehicle pulled into the parking lot. One of the occupants opened fire, striking all three victims. The car then sped toward Interstate 805. The victims were hospitalized. No arrests have been made.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: July 8, 2003

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