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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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Man wounded in drive-by shooting (National City, CA): Gang detectives are investigating a drive-by shooting that wounded an 18-year-old man. A car with three people pulled up alongside three men walking down a local street. Police said four shots were fired striking one man twice.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: March 31, 2003

Man arrested in gang shooting (Hemet, CA): A 25-year-old man was arrested for shooting at a 19 year-old woman on March 29th, and police are saying that it was gang-related. The woman was not injured, and the man was being held on a warrant for failing to comply with the conditions of his parole, according to police.
Source: Press Interprise     Date: March 30, 2003

Schools step up anti-gang programs; violence, vandalism rise on campuses in Pittsburg district (Pittsburg, CA): Pittsburg area schools intend to counter increasing gang activity on campuses by educating parents and school staff about gang attire and graffiti. Hiring a former gang member to discuss the dangers of gang activity is another method being considered to prevent students from joining gangs.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: March 28, 2003

Gun bill targets minors (Los Angeles, CA): City officials are seeking to pass a bill that would prohibit minors who are convicted of weapons possession from obtaining another gun until they turn 30. According to the Los Angeles Police Department Chief of Police, "Assembly Bill (AB) 319 would reduce gang crime by targeting young offenders who stay with gangs well into adulthood." "It would also punish the 500 youths in California who are arrested each year for bringing a weapon to school," he said. Under state law, juveniles convicted of murder, kidnapping, and rape are prohibited from possessing a weapon until they turn 30. AB 319 would add possession of a concealed or loaded weapon and keeping a weapon in one's car to that list of crimes.
Source: Copley News Service    Date: March 28, 2003

Police seek leads in two Desert Hot Springs shootings (Desert Hot Springs, CA): Police are investigating a gang-related drive-by shooting that occurred on March 26th. Suspects have not been identified yet because of the victims' lack of cooperation. According to witnesses, the car involved had at least one gunman, and shots were fired at several people in two other cars.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: March 28, 2003

Two arrested in stabbing near Fullerton School (Fullerton, CA): A 21-year-old male and an unidentified teenager were arrested, suspected of stabbing a 17-year-old student during a gang-related fight. The victim was assaulted after leaving La Vista Continuation School. The two suspects fled the scene in a van after initiating the fight and stabbing the victim in the stomach. Authorities reported that the victim was in good condition at a local area hospital.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: March 27, 2003

Ardmore shooting (Hollywood, CA): Two men were hospitalized with non-life threatening wounds after a drive-by shooting in an area south of Hollywood. Los Angeles Police reported that the suspects pulled up to the two victims and opened fire. No other information was available.
Source: City News Service    Date: March 27, 2003

Hollywood Homicide (Hollywood, CA): An unidentified man, about 30 years old, was killed in a drive-by shooting, Los Angeles Police said. A description of the suspect vehicle was not available.
Source: City News Service    Date: March 26, 2003

Boy killed in drive-by shooting (Los Angeles, CA): A 13-year-old boy was killed in a drive-by shooting on March 23rd. Police suspect two males to be involved.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: March 24, 2003

Gang Shooting (Los Angeles, CA): A gang-related walk-up attack in Pacoima left an 18-year-old man dead and two others injured. The two surviving victims were taken to local hospitals. Los Angeles Police Department has released no further details.
Source: City News Service    Date: March 24, 2003

Piru man dies after dispute (Fillmore, CA): In Fillmore, California, a 27-year-old man died during a gang-related confrontation, according to authorities. The victim may have been stabbed and beaten after he and another person were involved in a confrontation with two others. Police have no suspects yet, but were questioning a witness.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: March 23, 2003

Gang crime drop credited to program (Sun Valley, CA): A neighborhood prosecutor program and active citizen involvement are being credited for a 32 percent drop in the gang crime rate near Sun Valley Middle School. Between January and March 2003, there have been no homicides and a decrease of 38 serious crimes from last year. Part of the success of this program is residents doing their part by reporting suspicious activities so that local authorities can focus their patrol. Another asset has been a newly-installed surveillance camera to identify gang members spraying graffiti in alleys, dealing drugs on corners, and harassing students on sidewalks going to and from school.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: March 19, 2003

Gang shooting kills two, including a bystander (Los Angeles, CA): In a gang-related shooting on March 14, two men, including a bystander, were killed and a third was wounded. The three victims were standing streetside when a car pulled up; two men got out and started shooting at one of the men who police believe to be the intended target. The other two victims appeared to be bystanders and not gang members.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: March 18, 2003

Teen Killed (Long Beach, CA): A 14-year-old boy was fatally shot in a gang-related attack according to Long Beach police. The boy and his friends were walking down a local street when the shooting occurred. Police have no other details or descriptions of the suspects.
Source: City News Service    Date: March 18, 2003

One dead, one injured in drive-by shooting (San Francisco, CA): Three suspects allegedly killed one person and wounded another in a drive-by shooting that police suspect was gang-related. The shooting took place at a bus stop in the Mission District of San Francisco.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: March 17, 2003

Man Killed (Los Angeles, CA): In South Los Angeles, a 28-year-old man was shot and killed in the evening hours of March 16th in what police believed to be a gang-related attack. No arrests have been made and no description of the suspect or suspects were released.
Source: City News Service    Date: March 17, 2003

Hollenbeck shooting (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles police reported that a man was critically wounded in a gang-related drive-by shooting southeast of downtown, but would most likely survive. The victim was shot in the back and both legs.
Source: City News Service    Date: March 17, 2003

Police seek leads in two shootings (Van Nuys, CA): Two teenagers were wounded in separate and unconnected gang-related drive-by shootings. The shootings occurred 30 minutes apart, police said. Both teenagers are expected to recover.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: March 16, 2003

Police investigating possible gang assault (Thousand Oaks, CA): Police believe a man was the victim in a possible gang-related assault. The man suffered lacerations to his shoulder, side, and back. No arrests were made and no additional information was available.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: March 16, 2003

Man pleads not guilty in gang-related killings (Los Angeles, CA): The suspected leader of a northeast Los Angeles gang pled not guilty to nine gang-related killings and six attempted murders. In the death penalty case, the gang leader is suspected of either killing or supervising the killing of five men and four women as part of a scheme to control narcotics trade in Atwater Village, a Los Angeles suburb.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: March 14, 2003

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