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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

Drive-by shooting kills one, wounds one (San Bernardino, CA): One man was killed and another man was wounded during a drive-by shooting in San Bernardino, police said. The two men, both in their early 20s, were in front of a house when shots were fired by someone passing by in a car. The surviving victim declined to give police any further information on the cause of the shooting.
Source: Press Enterprise    Date: May 28, 2003

Three men killed in holiday violence (Oxnard, CA): Oxnard police are investigating a fatal stabbing and two possible gang-related shootings that occurred during Memorial Day weekend. A 28-year-old Oxnard man was arrested on suspicion of fatally stabbing a 33-year-old man, but there were no traces of gang activity as all signs point to a neighborly feud, said a police spokesman. Two men, ages 36 and 29, were shot to death while attending a party. They both stepped outside to smoke cigarettes and were shot by a gunman who walked up, fired, and fled. Although neither of the victims were documented gang members, police say it appeared to be gang-related. The shooter is still being sought.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: May 27, 2003

Gang-related murder (Rohnert Park, CA): An 18-year-old male was fatally shot while playing basketball with friends at a Rohnert Park playground, police said. During the game, a carload of young men arrived and confronted the victim and his friends. Shots were fired, and the victim was hit. Police say the incident appeared to be gang-related, and some suspects have been identified. No arrests have been made.
Source: The Associated Press State & Local Wire    Date: May 27, 2003

Car shooting (Los Angeles, CA): A gang-related, car-to-car shooting on the Hollywood Freeway left two men in their 20s with non-life-threatening wounds, police said. Three other other men were in the vehicle with the gunman at the time of the shooting, police said.
Source: City News Service    Date: May 27, 2003

Man slain, three wounded in Compton (Compton, CA): Detectives are investigating whether two drive-by shootings in Compton that left one dead and three others wounded, were related. In the first shooting, a vehicle drove by firing shots at a home where a party was being held, killing a 24-year-old man and wounding a 13-year-old boy, authorities said. About three hours earlier, two men, ages 19 and 24, were wounded by shots fired from a passing vehicle, according to the Sheriff's Department.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: May 27, 2003

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