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Man fatally shot at house party (San Diego, CA): In Alta Vista, a young man was fatally shot at a party after he was asked his gang affiliation, police said. Witnesses said young men in three cars pulled up and asked one person outside the home, "Who are you with?" Police said the question implied gang affiliation. It was unclear if the victim gave any answer. One of the men shot the victim once, and he died at the scene. The suspects drove off.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: February 28, 2004

Teen critical after being shot in Anaheim (Anaheim, CA): A teenage boy was shot during an apparent gang-related gunfire in Anaheim, police said. Police say it was not clear whether he was shot from a passing vehicle or whether he is a registered gang member. No one was in custody.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: February 24, 2004

Man shot in head, sent to hospital (San Diego, CA): In Logan Heights, a man was shot after he failed to respond when a man asked his gang affiliation, San Diego police said. The victim was walking with another man when the gunman came out of the bushes and confronted them. When the two men did not reply, the gunman fired several shots, hitting one of the men. The man was taken to a hospital. Information on his condition was unavailable. The police gang unit was investigating.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: February 22, 2004

Police worry about retaliation after gang-related killings in San Jose (San Jose, CA): Authorities in San Jose are keeping a close eye on two prominent gangs that have clashed numerous times lately. Within five weeks, four people have been killed in two shootings and a stabbing. Police are blaming the Norteño and Sureño gangs. Because the incidents took place over weeks, not days, authorities do not believe the two gangs have declared war on each other, but police believe that in each incident a Norteño attacked a Sureño. That leaves police and gang experts pondering whether one gang is making a statement and fearing that the other may soon retaliate.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: February 20, 2004

Two injured in gang attacks (Tustin, CA): A juvenile was shot, and another man was stabbed in two unrelated attacks in Tustin. In the first incident, a 17-year-old boy and another male were confronted by two men in a car who pulled up beside the victims and fired at them before fleeing the scene. Police said the shooting was being investigated as gang-related. In the second incident, an 18-year-old man was stabbed during a fight at a Jack in the Box restaurant. Police arrested two men, ages 18 and 21, in connection with the stabbing. The two suspects are both members of the Laurelhood Thugs, and the victim is associated with the Barrio Brown Revolution. The victim's wounds do not appear to be life-threatening.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: February 19, 2004

Los Angeles street gang said tied to kidnap ring (Los Angeles, CA): A member of a notorious street gang and six other men were charged with taking part in a violent kidnapping ring that snatched groups of illegal immigrants from their smugglers, then held them for ransom, federal authorities said. Over the course of a year, the ring hijacked as many as 400 illegal immigrants who had crossed the border, authorities said. Relatives in the United States were typically charged $1,500 each to buy back their freedom. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency said the case appeared to be the first in which an immigrant-hijacking scheme was linked to a gang in Los Angeles. The 18th Street gang is considered one of the most violent gangs in the United States.
Source: The Associated Press State & Local Wire    Date: February 18, 2004

Police seek public help in bus stop shooting case (San Diego, CA): Police are searching for a young man who robbed and shot a restaurant worker at an Oak Park-area transit stop. The victim was on his way to work, waiting for a bus, when the assailant approached and demanded to know his gang affiliation, according to police. When the victim denied any such affiliation, the suspect pulled a gun and robbed him. The victim then ran into the street to try to escape. "As the victim darted into traffic, the (gunman) shot him in the back," an officer said. The victim is recovering from his wounds.
Source: City News Service    Date: February 18, 2004

Three hit by shots fired into group (Panorama City, CA): Two men and a woman were wounded in a drive-by shooting in Panorama City, police said. Officials said the three victims identified themselves as members of the Vincent Towners, a downtown Los Angeles street gang. No arrests have been made.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: February 16, 2004

San Diego gang shooting (San Diego, CA): Two men were wounded in a drive-by shooting in Logan Heights, police said. The men were standing on a street when two men in a vehicle shouted gang slogans. At least one of the men in the car fired several rounds at the victims before the driver sped away. Both men were taken to a hospital for treatment and are expected to survive. The victims were unable to give police a description of the vehicle or the men inside. Investigation is ongoing.
Source: City News Service    Date: February 13, 2004

Two charged, one sought in deadly drive-by shooting (Palmdale, CA): Two men, ages 18 and 20, have been charged in a gang-related drive-by shooting that killed an 18-year-old man and wounded three others outside a west Palmdale home. The location of the shooting was known as a hangout for members of a street gang. The two men are not members of a gang, but each have been charged with murder, attempted murder, and street terrorism. Police are still searching for a third suspect, who they believe is a gang member.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: February 11, 2004

Lakewood shootings (Lakewood, CA): One man was fatally shot and another wounded in Lakewood, authorities said. The victims were stopped in traffic, seated in their vehicle, when they were approached by a suspect who asked the victims their gang affiliations. The victims said they were not in a gang. The suspect then took out a handgun and shot into the vehicle, striking both victims numerous times. The passenger died at an area hospital, and the driver was in stable condition. No arrests have been made.
Source: City News Service    Date: February 10, 2004

Walk-up shooting (Los Angeles, CA): A man was shot after being asked to reveal his gang affiliation, police said. The man was walking home from a friend's house when two men approached him and asked about his gang affiliation. The man denied having any affiliation, ran away, and was shot by one of the men, police said. The victim did not suffer any life-threatening wounds.
Source: City News Service    Date: February 9, 2004

Suspect charged as adult in San Jose gang slaying (San Jose, CA): A 16-year-old boy was charged with one count of murder, with gun and gang enhancements, for the gang-related shooting death of a 22-year-old man. Prosecutors allege that the victim was a member of the Sureno street gang and that the shooter is a member of the Norteno gang Varrio Horseshoe. This is the second time in a little over a month that prosecutors have used their authority under the state's Proposition 21 to bypass a hearing before a juvenile judge to determine whether a minor suspect should be charged as an adult. If convicted of all the charges, the boy faces up to 25 years to life in prison.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: February 9, 2004

Man suffers injuries in gang-related fight (Fremont, CA): A man was stabbed during a gang-related brawl in Fremont, police said. The victim was transported to a local hospital. His injuries were not life-threatening, police said. The incident will be investigated by the Fremont Police Department's Gang Task Force.
Source: The Argus    Date: February 9, 2004

Suspect sentenced in Weathersby shooting (Pasadena, CA): A reputed gang member was sentenced to multiple terms of life in prison for the drive-by shooting that wounded a Cincinnati Bengals cornerback. Officials said the man was sentenced to two life terms plus one term of 25 years to life. He was found guilty of attempting to murder two men on April 20, 2003. The two men were allegedly shot at because they were mistaken for rival gang members. He was also convicted of two counts of shooting from a motor vehicle and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Source: The Associated Press State & Local Wire    Date: February 6, 2004

Wanted gang leader nabbed in Harbor Gateway (Los Angeles, CA): The reputed leader of the Soul Brothers street gang, who was wanted on narcotics and conspiracy charges, was apprehended by U.S. marshals in the Harbor Gateway area, officials said. The 56-year-old man was being sought on an August 2003 warrant charging him with possession with intent to distribute phencyclidine or PCP, operating "laboratories" that made the narcotic, and arranging the purchase of the chemicals needed to produce it.
Source: Copley News Service    Date: February 5, 2004

Two hurt in shooting (Madera, CA): Two male juveniles suffered minor wounds after being shot from gunfire between two vehicles in northeast Madera. The two vehicles were in a chase when someone inside a truck opened fire and hit the two males walking down a street. The suspects are described as Hispanic men, authorities said. Police believe the shooting is gang-related.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: February 5, 2004

Two Santa Clara teens stable after unprovoked stabbing (Sunnyvale, CA): Two teenagers, ages 15 and 16, were wounded after an apparently unprovoked attack outside a pizza parlor in Sunnyvale, police said. Authorities say the male suspect, between 16 to 20 years old, fled the scene with another male after he stabbed the victims. "We believe it's possibly gang-related, but it's important to note that this is an unprovoked attack," an officer said. "We don't have any evidence that our victims did anything other than just be present there at the pizza parlor."
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: February 4, 2004

Gang link seen in girl's shooting (Fresno, CA): Police are searching for three men involved in a gang-related shooting that left a man and a 6-year-old girl injured. A man who was involved in a disturbance at a Johnny Quick food store went to the victim's house and knocked on his door. Three men occupied a car parked on the street, and when the victim told the men to leave, someone in the back seat pulled a gun, shooting the victim and his 6-year-old niece.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: February 3, 2004

Nightclub shooting (Los Angeles, CA): Detectives are investigating an alleged gang-related shooting that left two men, ages 25 and 31, wounded at an East Hollywood nightclub. Officials believe that the older man was the intended target. Four men in their mid-to-late 20s were seen leaving the scene in a car.
Source: City News Service    Date: February 3, 2004

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