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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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Gang car shooting leaves teen paralyzed: 162 years upheld (Pomona, CA): A state appeals court panel Tuesday upheld a gang member’s conviction for a Pomona drive-by attack in which shots were fired into a car containing three teenage girls and a woman, leaving one of the teens paralyzed from the chest down.
Source:    Date: October 25, 2016

Gang members convicted of killing man over shoe, shirt color (Los Angeles, CA): Two gang members have been convicted of killing a man in south Los Angeles because he was wearing red sneakers and a red shirt. Kevin Johnson and Kanasho Johns were convicted of murder Monday with gang and gun allegations. Each faces 50 years to life in prison.
Source: FOX News    Date: October 24, 2016

Shooting at Santa Rosa’s Finley Park called gang-related (Santa Rosa, CA): A 25-year-old man was shot and seriously injured during what police believe was a gang-related attack at Santa Rosa’s Finley Park late Saturday night, authorities said.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: October 23, 2016

Man arrested for gang related stabbing in Mountain View (Mountain View, CA): Police arrested a man who is believed to be connected to a gang-related stabbing that occurred over the Fourth of July weekend in Mountain View on Thursday.
Source: KRON 4 News    Date: October 21, 2016

2-year-old boy shot in Reedley, recovering in hospital (Reedley, CA): Reedley police are looking for two men who shot a two-year-old boy Wednesday night. The shooting happened on the east side of Reedley at around eight o'clock.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: October 21, 2016

Arrest in gang-related stabbing at Rengstorff Park (Mountain View, CA): A 19-year-old Sunnyvale man was arrested on attempted murder charges Thursday in connection to a gang-related stabbing at Rengstorff Park over the Fourth of July weekend, according to Mountain View police.
Source: Mountain View Voice    Date: October 21, 2016

3 San Bernardino gang members convicted of Rialto teen’s murder (San Bernardino, CA): The last of three gang members was convicted Thursday of the murder of a 15-year-old Rialto boy shot to death in February 2012 in front of San Bernardino’s Arroyo Valley High School, officials announced Friday.
Source: The Sun    Date: October 21, 2016

Toddler shot in gang related shooting (Reedley, CA): A two-year-old boy is recovering after he was shot in a Reedley neighborhood in what investigators are calling a gang related shooting. The shooting happened at around 8 o'clock Wednesday night in the 1400 block of East Duff.
Source:    Date: October 20, 2016

Gangster murdered in Bell Gardens alley in hail of gunfire (Bell Gardens, CA): Authorities Thursday investigated the shooting death of a gang member in a Bell Gardens alley who was looking for bottles and cans when he was murdered in a hail of gunfire.
Source:    Date: October 20, 2016

SFPD Traces Violent Crime Spike in Bernal Heights to Increased Gang Activity (San Francisco, CA): During Monday night’s meeting held to address a disturbing spike in violent crime in Bernal Heights, San Francisco police officers told a room of about 50 concerned Bernal neighbors that many of the recent incidents are related to increased gang activity.
Source: Bernalwood    Date: October 19, 2016

Oakland gang member gets 12 years in prison for jewelry heist, other crimes (San Francisco, CA): A gang member was sentenced Monday to 12 years of imprisonment following convictions for forced labor, robbery and firearms-related offenses, federal prosecutors said.
Source: The San Francisco Examiner    Date: October 18, 2016

Residents believe gang war plagues San Bernardino neighborhood (San Bernardino, CA): Police are investigating another shooting in an area of the city where residents believe a gang war has erupted.
Source: The Sun    Date: October 17, 2016

Visalia Police continue to investigate gang-related deadly shooting at gas station (Visalia, CA): Visalia Police say someone walked up to a car near a gas pump at a Flyers gas station just after midnight Monday, and fired several rounds, hitting two men sitting inside. One died at the scene, while the other is expected to survive.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: October 17, 2016

Court records describe violent Fairfield gang feud (Fairfield, CA): On ongoing feud between two rival Fairfield criminal gangs has spurred six shootings since May including the shooting death of one 16-year-old boy and a September gunfight that left another 16-year-old boy wounded.
Source: Daily Republic    Date: October 15, 2016

Mexican Mafia ‘shotcaller,’ two other El Monte gang members sentenced in racketeering case (Los Angeles, CA): Three gang members, including a “shot caller” who directed the gang on behalf of the Mexican Mafia, each received sentences of more than decade in prison stemming from a federal investigation targeting the El Monte Flores gang, authorities announced Friday.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: October 14, 2016

San Jose Holds 8th Annual Crime and Gang Prevention Summit (San Jose, CA): In 2013, there were a reported 6,522 validated gang members in San Jose, according to city officials, and 10 out of 45 homicides that year were gang-related. Also in 2013, there were a reported 102 gangs in San Jose, and 200 in Santa Clara County. Community advocates have credited the mayor’s task force with reducing gang activity in recent years.
Source: San Jose Inside    Date: October 14, 2016

BPD: Gang violence up in 2016 (Bakersfield, CA): 67. That's the number of gang-related shootings in Bakersfield so far this year. Police and community organizations are working to find ways to curb the problem.
Source: 23ABC News    Date: October 14, 2016

BPD reports, gang activity, violent crime, on the rise in Bakersfield (Bakersfield, CA): There are new numbers out that show how violence and crime rates are increasing in Bakersfield. Gang-related shootings are up 59% from this time last year, on track to be the highest number of such shootings in the last decade. This information was provided by Bakersfield Police Department Police Chief Greg Williams at a special meeting of the Safe Neighborhoods and Community Relations Committee.
Source: KernGoldenEmpire    Date: October 13, 2016

2 arrested in Merced gang case (Merced, CA): Merced police arrested two suspected gang members Wednesday afternoon in Atwater after finding them with guns and drugs, the Police Department said.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: October 13, 2016

Mexican Mafia gangster targeted black victims: 15 years in fed prison (San Gabriel, CA): A Mexican Mafia member who also headed a San Gabriel Valley gang that targeted black victims was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in federal prison.
Source:    Date: October 13, 2016

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