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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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Prosecutors sue owners of South L.A. property, calling it a 'dangerous hazard' because of gang crime (Los Angeles, CA): For nearly a decade, a South Los Angeles duplex has been a hub for gang violence and troublesome parties filled with drugs, city officials say. In the last four months alone, police have responded there multiple times after reports of gunfire.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: December 20, 2017

3 charged in fatal gang-related stabbing (El Cajon, CA): Two 18-year-old men and a teenager were in custody Wednesday in connection with the apparent gang-related stabbing death of a 19-year-old El Cajon man.
Source: FOX 5 San Diego    Date: December 20, 2017

Fresno update on gang related shooting operation (Fresno, CA): Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer held a news conference Wednesday after at Fresno Police Headquarters. The purpose was to update the public on an operation launched in July that was focused on the increased number of shooting in the City of Fresno. There has been 507 shootings to date in Fresno this year and 55 murders. Of those 55, 29 have either a gang member as a suspect and/or the victim.
Source: KMPH FOX 26 News    Date: December 20, 2017

Palm Springs Crip who dodged gang raid has a history of guns and violence (Palm Springs, CA): As an anti-gang task force fanned into the Gateway Estates neighborhood before dawn, their goal was clear – catch the Crips. But ninety minutes later, when the sun had risen and the raids were over, the news was not all that great.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: December 20, 2017

Deputies: Sureño boy shot in Orosi (Tulare County, CA): A 15-year-old Orosi boy is in the hospital after being shot multiple times,Tulare County sheriff's deputies said. Witnesses called deputies just after 7 p.m. after shots were fired at the intersection of Avenue 414 and Road 130 in Orosi, about 12 miles north of Visalia.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: December 19, 2017

Gang member gets 16 years for shooting into Springs apartment building (Sonoma, CA): A Sonoma man has been sentenced to 16 years in state prison for shooting into the home of a rival gang member last March. David Wade Morgan III, 27, plead no contest to felony charges of shooting at an inhabited dwelling, as well as the crime of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
Source: Sonoma Valley Sun    Date: December 19, 2017

Madera teen who was killed was in the same gang as shooter, police say (Madera, CA): Madera police have arrested a man in connection with the gang-related shooting death of a teenager, police said Tuesday.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: December 19, 2017

5 Years Later, 'Sunny Day' Gang Member Admits Deadly Shooting (San Mateo County, CA): A 24-year-old man already imprisoned for his role in a gang-related jewelry store attempted robbery has pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter for a 2013 fatal shooting in East Palo Alto, San Mateo County prosecutors said Monday.
Source: Redwood City Patch    Date: December 18, 2017

5-year-old boy's alleged killers were 'mice' in Operation Blind Mice; one remains at large (Bakersfield, CA): When 5-year-old Kason Guyton was murdered in a drive-by shooting early this year, and his older brother wounded, it was at the hands of three little mice — and at least one is still on the loose.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian    Date: December 15, 2017

Lindsay gang member sentenced to life in prison (Tulare County, CA): Lindsay's "Grinch" could spend the rest of his life in prison after being convicted of gang-related crimes, including murder. On Wednesday, Judge Michael Sheltzer sentenced Roberto Saldana, 28 of Lindsay, to 56-years-to-life in prison. Saldana was found guilty numerous crimes by a jury on Oct. 12.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: December 15, 2017

Police: Gang member hid gun in kitchen to avoid arrest at 5th Quarter (Tulare County, CA): A known gang member is in jail after police said he tried to hide a loaded gun in the kitchen of a Visalia sports bar. Employees of 5th Quarter called police just after midnight concerned by gang activity in the bar. This was the second incident at a Visalia bar this week.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: December 15, 2017

Officers intercepted gang's mass shooting attempt, indictment says (Bakersfield, CA): A 264-page federal indictment revealed that the gang targeted in a search-and-arrest sweep Tuesday had previously been behind a mass shooting attempt.
Source: KBAK Eyewitness News    Date: December 15, 2017

Rise in homicides blamed on gang activity, family disputes, homeless violence (Fresno, CA): Fresno has now tallied 55 deaths in the city, a more than 40-percent increase from last year where the city only had 38 deaths on record. More than half of this year's violence is confirmed to be gang-related -- but numbers show other things are contributing to the murder rate.
Source:    Date: December 15, 2017

Man with Berkeley gang ties now charged with 2 Oakland cold case killings (Oakland, CA): A man previously described by authorities as a “ringleader” in West Berkeley’s Waterfront gang has been charged with two Oakland murders dating back to 2009, as well as an attempted murder.
Source: Berkeleyside    Date: December 15, 2017

Three arrested, one more wanted, in year-old fatal San Jose gas station shooting (San Jose, CA): Two men and woman have been arrested and another man remains at large for the fatal shooting of a San Jose teenager in December 2016.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: December 15, 2017

Search warrant uncovers narcotics, results in arrest of two gang members (Victorville, CA): Two documented gang members were arrested during the service of a search warrant here Wednesday, authorities said. Members of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s High Desert Regional Gang Team were reportedly conducting surveillance at a suspected gang member’s residence in the 13000 block of Bluegrass Place and preparing to serve a search warrant.
Source: Daily Press    Date: December 15, 2017

Alleged MS-13 gang members to enter pleas in February, nearly 2 years after arrests (Santa Maria, CA): After nearly two years since the initial arrests and 17 months since their grand jury indictment, 14 men believed to be connected to the MS-13 gang in Santa Maria and a string of unsolved homicides finally will enter pleas in February.
Source: Santa Maria Times    Date: December 15, 2017

All 5 defendants will face murder charges in Long Beach drive-by that killed 16-year-old (Long Beach, CA): A judge on Wednesday decided there was enough evidence to hold all five defendants for trial in a North Long Beach gang killing—even though most of them claimed they had no idea the deadly drive-by shooting was about to happen.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: December 14, 2017

Federal documents reveal new details related to murder of 5-year-old Kason Guyton (Bakersfield, CA): The scope of Tuesday's gang sweep is revealed in new federal documents. The 264-page indictment also gives new details of the unsolved murder of 5-year-old Kason Guyton.
Source: Bakersfield Now    Date: December 14, 2017

Armed gang member arrested in Fresno’s Mayfair District (Fresno, CA): An armed Bulldog gang member was arrested Tuesday by a gang suppression team as officers launched a sweep in Fresno’s Mayfair District to combat a spike in violent crime, police report.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: December 13, 2017

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