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Three arrested in shooting death of teen at March quinceañera (El Cajon, CA): Three gang members were arrested in connection with the March 30 shooting death of an 18-year-old student. The victim was leaving a party with alleged gang members when the three suspects, who are rival gang members and were unsuccessful at crashing the party earlier, got into a confrontation with them. Someone pulled out a gun and shot the 18-year-old. Police said the victim was not a gang member.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: October 17, 2003

Figueroa shooting (Los Angeles, CA): Two men, ages 31 and 35, were fatally shot, and a third victim was hospitalized in a gang-related attack in the city's Vermont Knolls area, according to police reports. No other information was available.
Source: City News Service    Date: October 15, 2003

Police probe drive-by shooting (Sacramento, CA): Police are investigating a drive-by shooting that left a 20-year-old man dead. The man was walking with a friend when two men in a car drove by and fired a gun. Authorities say the shooting may have been a retaliatory act in gang-related activity.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: October 14, 2003

Gang link seen in drive-by slaying (Garden Grove, CA): A 19-year-old man was fatally shot in what Garden Grove police believe was a gang-related attack. The man was standing in front of a house when someone drove by and shot him several times, police said. No other information was available.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: October 13, 2003

One killed, one critically injured in shooting (Visalia, CA): A 19-year-old man was killed, and a 26-year-old man was left in critical condition after a shooting in front of a Visalia home. Police arrested a 19-year-old man on suspicion of homicide, attempted homicide, and gang enhancements. Police are searching for another 19-year-old in connection with the shooting.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: October 11, 2003

One killed, one hurt in Visalia shooting (Visalia, CA): Visalia police arrested a 19-year-old man on suspicion of homicide, attempted homicide, and gang enhancements. The suspect allegedly killed a 19-year-old man and left a 26-year-old man in critical condition. Another 19-year-old man is being sought in connection with the shooting.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: October 11, 2003

Second arrest linked to killing of tennis stars' older sister (California): Authorities have arrested a second Southside Crips gang member they suspect may have been involved in the shooting of the half-sister of two tennis stars. The 38-year-old man has not been charged in connection with the killing of the 31-year-old victim but is being held on suspicion of violating his parole from previous convictions for robbery and drug offenses. Investigators suspect the man because his car was found parked in front of a reputed Compton drug house where the female victim and her male companion are believed to have argued with gang members moments before she was fatally shot. Investigation continues as police look for other members of the gang believed to be responsible for the killing.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: October 8, 2003

Series of gang fights (Newbury Park, CA): Two men and a teenage boy were arrested in connection with a series of gang-related street fights in Newbury Park, authorities say. According to reports, the initial confrontation occurred when the three males challenged a group of five people, including two females. Later, a confrontation between two groups of young men, including one group with strong ties to a local street gang, turned into a series of fistfights, pursuits, and vandalism. A 30-year-old man was booked on suspicion of challenging others to a fight, participation in a criminal street gang, felony vandalism, and possession of methamphetamine, deputies said. The other two males, ages 17 and 23, were booked for all of the same offenses, except possession of narcotics.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: October 8, 2003

Boy hurt in two drive-by shootings (Hayward, CA): Police are looking for the suspects who targeted a teenage boy during a drive-by shooting. The boy, a suspected gang member, has been shot twice recently but has not suffered any life-threatening wounds. In the most recent shooting, the boy was walking down a driveway when he was shot. Witnesses say that five to six shots were fired from someone in a passing van. Almost a month prior, the boy was shot and wounded by three males in a car.
Source: Alameda Times-Star    Date: October 7, 2003

Madera drive-by leaves two injured (Madera, CA): A father and son were shot outside their home, and a group of children were shot at in a park during two separate drive-by shootings. Neither the father nor his son suffered life-threatening wounds. None of the children in the park were injured. Police have information on the suspects but have not made any arrests.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: October 6, 2003

Fatal shooting (Los Angeles, CA): A 25-year-old man was fatally shot in a possible gang-related, drive-by shooting in South Los Angeles, authorities said. The man was walking down the street with a friend when he was shot twice by someone in a vehicle. No further information was available.
Source: City News Service    Date: October 6, 2003

How cops pin on the gang label (Sacramento, CA): A 15-year-old boy was fatally shot near McClatchy High School in what police say was a gang-related incident. According to police, the boy was a confirmed member of the Norteno street gang. Family members disagree, but according to police, the boy clearly met two of the 10 criteria required to be a validated gang member in Sacramento. These criteria range from having a gang logo tattoo, wearing gang colors, or involvement in gang-related crimes. Statewide, police track gangs and their activities through a system using guidelines set by the California Department of Justice. In Sacramento, the police and sheriff's departments and the district attorney's office worked together to adapt the DOJ guidelines to their own criteria.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: October 4, 2003

Bayview residents call for anti-gang initiatives (San Francisco, CA): Bayview-Hunters Point residents and city officials are seeking more government funding for anti-gang efforts after a seven-week-old boy was killed in an alleged gang-related shooting. The monies will go towards jobs and crime-fighting organizations for young people in the working class district, which has one of the highest rates of gang violence in the city.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: October 3, 2003

San Diego stabbing (San Diego, CA): A 23-year-old man was stabbed and fired upon in what may have been a gang-related attack, police said. The victim was standing on a sidewalk when he was approached by two men who asked him where he was from. The two assailants stabbed the man after he denied any gang affiliation. As he ran away, several shots were fired at him, but he was not hit. Gang detectives are investigating the attack.
Source: City News Service    Date: October 3, 2003

Drive-by shooting injures teen (Salinas, CA): An 18-year-old man was shot while standing on a street corner, police said. The victim was talking to friends when a vehicle occupied by several males drove by and several shots were fired. The man's wounds were non-life threatening. No arrests have been made.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: October 2, 2003

Teen held in killing at party (Citrus Heights, CA): Police arrested a 16-year-old boy in connection with the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old man at a party in Citrus Heights, authorities said. After an argument broke out, the victim was shot by someone in an SUV that had pulled up in front of the home. It has yet to be determined if the shooting was gang related or not.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: October 2, 2003

Freeway shooting (National City, CA): In a possible gang-related attack, a 23-year-old man was wounded while driving on Interstate 5 in National City, officials said. The victim was first approached by two men at a gas station when they asked him what gang he belonged to. As the victim later headed south on Interstate 5, the two men drove up to him in another vehicle and opened fire. The man was treated for a single shot wound. No arrests have been made.
Source: City News Service    Date: October 2, 2003

Gang injunctions (Los Angeles, CA): A Los Angeles judge granted a city attorney's request for preliminary injunctions against the Bounty Hunters, the gang blamed for repeated "assaults, robberies, and gunfire" in Watts. There were also court orders against the Rolling 60s Crips, who allegedly have caused havoc in Hyde Park. The preliminary injunction against the Bounty Hunters includes a ban on associating in public with other members, loitering, blocking traffic, and gambling in and around the Nickerson Gardens Public Housing Development. The order against the Rolling 60s Crips bars certain members from driving into rival turf. The injunction also prohibits two or more gang members in one vehicle from entering a neighborhood claimed by any of five named rivals: The Van Ness Gangsters, the Eight Trey Gangsters, the Crenshaw Mafia, the Inglewood Family, and the 62 Brims.
Source: City News Service    Date: October 1, 2003

Police seek shooters who opened fire on home (San Diego, CA): Authorities are searching for two possible gang members who wounded two girls, ages 10 and 13, while they slept in their Linda Vista home. The shooting was believed to have stemmed from an earlier gang dispute, police said. "The girls were not involved in the incident, but a friend or relative may have been," an officer said. "It's believed that the girls were not the intended targets." No arrests have been made.
Source: City News Service    Date: September 30, 2003

West County shootings may be related (West County, CA): A series of retaliatory shootings between rival neighborhood factions left two dead and at least two injured in West County, police said. Police believe the shootings are gang related, but details have been scarce.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: September 30, 2003

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