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Gunfire in Buena Park wounds 4-year-old boy (Buena Park, CA): A 4-year-old boy was shot during a drive-by shooting while walking with his sister to their Buena Park home. Police say that the shooting may have been targeted at two men riding their bicycles, and possibly gang-related. A 16-year-old boy had been arrested for the shooting, but police released him due to lack of evidence.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: April 30, 2003

Man shot to death in San Leandro (San Leandro, CA): In a possibly gang-related shooting, a 27-year-old man was killed outside a San Leandro home, according to police and the homeowner. The motive for the shooting has not been confirmed, and no arrests have been made.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: April 30, 2003

Drive-by shooting (Los Angeles, CA): A man was wounded in a gang-related drive-by shooting in South Los Angeles. The victim's wounds were not life-threatening. No arrests have been made.
Source: City News Service    Date: April 29, 2003

Gang detail probing man's shooting death (Santa Ana, CA): Police are investigating the shooting death of a 35-year-old man in a Santa Ana neighborhood. A motive for the shooting has not been determined yet.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: April 28, 2003

Boy, 15, killed during eruption of gang violence in San Jose (San Jose, CA): A 15-year-old boy was fatally shot while sitting on bleachers with two friends. According to police, two gang members walked up to the boy and his friends, and started harassing them. Then a third young man came out of some bushes with a gun, and shot the boy. Police say that the victim was not a gang member, and that no arrests have been made. Shortly after this shooting, police received reports of a gang-related attack that occurred in a parking lot of a hall where a girl's coming-of-age party was scheduled. Three males were wounded by 15 assailants, police said. Three males: two 19-year-olds and a 20-year-old, and two juveniles: 15 and 16 were arrested. All five could face charges ranging from assault to attempted murder and police are still seeking additional suspects. A day later, two men were stabbed in the same area. "Three guys were standing in front of a house when three (male) suspects jumped out of a green van, and stabbed them," police said. There has been no proof that all three incidents are linked, but police are looking into that possibility.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: April 27, 2003

Man shot, killed after driving home (San Bernardino, CA): Police are seeking information on the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old man. The victim had just exited his vehicle and was preparing to go inside his home when he was shot.
Source: Press Interprise     Date: April 27, 2003

Man, 23, found dead next to vehicle (Rialto, CA): A 23-year-old man was fatally shot in an apparent gang-related slaying, police said. The man was found dead next to a vehicle after being shot several times. No other information was available.
Source: Press Interprise     Date: April 27, 2003

Two shot (Los Angeles, CA): Two males were left with minor wounds after a drive-by shooting in South Los Angeles, police said. One was treated at the scene, and the other was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries. No other information was available.
Source: City News Service    Date: April 23, 2003

Teen may be tried as adult in murder case (Vista, CA) : A hearing is pending for a 16-year-old boy, who allegedly shot and killed a 21-year-old man outside Carlsbad Mall. The hearing is to determine whether the boy should be tried as an adult. The incident occured when the 21-year-old traded gang names and slurs with the suspect, took out a knife during a fight, and then was allegedly shot, police said. Prosecutors are trying the case as a gang-related shooting.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: April 23, 2003

Salinas man, 19, dies from gunshot wound to head (San Jose, CA): Salinas police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old male at a local gas station. Friends of the victim were in line at the gas station to purchase something and the victim had been waiting in a car. Police have not identified any suspects, determined a motive, or whether this was a gang-related attack.
Source: The Salinas Californian    Date: April 22, 2003

Shooting (Los Angeles, CA): Three Dorsey High School students, ranging in age from 15 to 18, were injured while driving to school in South Los Angeles. The three male victims were shot when another vehicle pulled alongside and opened fire. Police say that the attack was possibly gang-related.
Source: City News Service    Date: April 21, 2003

Top NFL draft prospect shot in Duarte (Duarte, CA): A 22-year-old former standout cornerback at Oregon State University was shot in the back in an apparent gang-related shooting, officials said. He was apparently shot when stepping into his car. His condition was not known and no further information was available.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: April 21, 2003

Man wounded in gang-related shooting (California): A man was critically wounded outside a gas station located at Sunset Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway. According to reports, four males drove up, exchanged gang signs with the victim, then opened fire. Police said that the shooting was apparently gang-related.
Source: The Associated Press State & Local Wire    Date: April 20, 2003

Gang crimes on the upswing (Thousand Oaks, CA): Once considered one of the nation's safest cities, Thousand Oaks, California, has seen numerous crimes and gang activity in the past few months, prompting the City Council to spend $180,000 for a community prosecutor specializing in gang violence. About a decade ago, gang violence hit a peak in Thousand Oaks, but had dropped for several years. Now it is on the rise again, according to police.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: April 20, 2003

Teen wounded in drive-by shooting (City Heights, CA): In City Heights, a 16-year-old boy was injured when a gunman in a passing vehicle opened fire. The wound was not believed to be life-threatening. No description of the shooter has been given by police.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: April 19, 2003

Man, 18, slain in apparent gang shooting (Friant, CA): Fresno County deputies are looking for suspects in the shooting death of an 18-year old man. The alleged gang-related shooting occurred at Lost Lake Park where the victim and some friends were fishing. Some men approached them, asked what they claimed, and then opened fire. Authorities said at least two Asian men left the park after the shooting.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: April 19, 2003

Man shot to death at mall in Carlsbad (Carlsbad, CA): In Carlsbad's first homicide of the year, a 21-year-old male was fatally shot in an alleged gang-related shooting outside a mall. Three of four suspects have been detained by police, who say that the four were arguing with the victim before the shooting. No credible witnesses were avaliable for questioning.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: April 18, 2003

Man wounded in drive-by shooting (Valencia Park, CA): A 25-year-old man walking down a Valencia Park street with three friends was wounded in a drive-by shooting. Police said, as the victim approached a car, a front seat passenger attempted to shoot him, but his gun apparently jammed. A man in the rear seat then pulled out a gun and fired at least five times. The victim's injuries are not considered life-threatening.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: April 17, 2003

Police bolster gang-crime unit (Visalia, CA): An increase in gang activity in Visalia, California has resulted in reassigning officers to a special enforcement unit that deals with gang-related activity. Some local business owners are worried that crime will rise in areas where the officers used to patrol and business will decline.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: April 17, 2003

Middle school student shot on way to class (Delhi, CA): In what police believe was a gang-related attack, two unidentified males allegedly shot a 13-year-old boy walking to class with a friend. The injuries to the boy were not life-threatening. The shooting took place in a parking lot at the Delhi Education Park after the boy and the two suspects exchanged words.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: April 16, 2003

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