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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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Gang member pleads guilty to shooting at Riverside police (Riverside, CA): A gang member who fired at police officers when they attempted to detain him near downtown Riverside, then hid out in a stranger’s home for hours before being flushed out, pleaded guilty Thursday to attempted murder.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: April 5, 2018

Gang members admit to firebombing black families in Boyle Heights housing development (Los Angeles, CA): Members of a Latino street gang have admitted to carrying out a racially motivated firebombing attack on black families in a Los Angeles housing project, prosecutors announced Thursday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: April 5, 2018

He killed a man for dropping out of a gang. Now he'll face life in prison (Tulare County, CA): Gang member Frankie Hernandez, 27, of Tulare was sentenced Wednesday to 40 years to life in prison for murder.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: April 5, 2018

South Valley Gang Member Sentenced 40 Years-To-Life For Murder (Fresno, CA): A South Valley gang member is sentenced 40 years-to-life in prison for murder. Sentencing took place on Wednesday, April 4th, 2018, in Tulare County Superior Court.
Source: KMJNOW News    Date: April 5, 2018

Here’s where and how California youths are most often murdered (Sacramento, CA): The recent school shooting in Parkland, Fla., left 14 youths dead and reignited a debate about gun control. In California, about that many youths have been murdered by other people every three weeks, on average, during the past 30 years. Most of the deaths involve firearms. Because such killings are common, they receive much less attention than a mass school shooting.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: April 4, 2018

Cutler murderer and gang member sentenced to life in prison (Fresno, CA): In July 2015, Fernando Prado, 21, shot and killed a 24-year-old Orosi man in front of the victim's home. A few weeks later, investigators discovered he has also been involved in a drive-by shooting that left a 30-year-old wounded.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: April 4, 2018

Man shot, woman run over during gang clash at Santa Fe Springs gas station (Santa Fe Springs, CA): Police believe a confrontation between rival gang members at a Santa Fe Springs gas station left one man shot and a passenger injured after a driver accidentally ran her over late Tuesday night.
Source: Whittier Daily News    Date: April 4, 2018

San Bernardino man gets 3 years probation for having gun tied to 2016 Pasadena shooting (San Bernardino, CA): A Pasadena gang member was sentenced earlier this week for possessing a firearm that authorities believe was used in a 2016 shooting outside a Pasadena cafe following a high school football game, federal officials said.
Source: Pasadena Star-News    Date: April 4, 2018

Feds: Sacramento raids cost Chinese gang 'hundreds of millions' (Sacramento, CA): Hundreds of federal and local law enforcement agents have seized roughly 100 Northern California houses purchased with money wired to the United States by a Chinese-based crime organization and used to grow massive amounts of marijuana illegally, authorities said Wednesday.
Source: KOLO 8 News    Date: April 4, 2018

Indio gang sweep leads to four arrests (Indio, CA): Warrant sweeps throughout the city of Indio led to the arrest of four people. The Indio Police Department and the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force served multiple search warrants in Indio starting Wednesday morning.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3    Date: April 4, 2018

Duarte gang members convicted of trying to kill 7 in Pasadena (Alhambra, CA): A jury on Monday found a Duarte gang member guilty of trying to kill seven people during a drive-by shooting in Pasadena last year. His alleged accomplice was convicted last week.
Source: Pasadena Star-News    Date: April 3, 2018

Gang member convicted of first-degree murder in girlfriend's 2015 strangling death in Elk Grove (Sacramento County, CA): Known gang member Moses Valdez was convicted of first-degree murder by a Sacramento County Superior Court jury Monday in connection with the death of Marissa Pineda de Almanza, his then-girlfriend, in November 2014.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: April 3, 2018

Bullet Casings and Gun Tracing Connect Crime Scenes & Gang Members (Los Angeles, CA): The last of four Pasadena Denver Lanes (PDL) gang members was sentenced yesterday for federal firearm offenses committed over a six-month period in 2016. The criminal possession of firearms by gang members involved in the case included a downtown Pasadena shooting following a high school football game.
Source: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives    Date: April 3, 2018

Costa Mesa gang investigation leads to 5 facing charges in kidnap, torture and robbery of man (Orange County, CA): Four men and a woman are facing charges in connection with a kidnapping in February in which a man was forced to don a long blond wig and put on a red dress before being tortured and robbed in a Costa Mesa motel, according to Orange County Superior Court records.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: April 1, 2018

Salinas police team up with Homeland Security Investigations to fight human trafficking, gang crime (Salinas, CA): The Salinas Police Department’s Violence Suppression Unit will be getting help from Homeland Security Investigations to probe cases of human trafficking and gang crime in the city.
Source: Monterey Herald    Date: March 30, 2018

Gang-related shooting in Santa Rosa leaves one dead, one wounded (Santa Rosa, CA): Shots fired between rival gang members in a neighborhood in western Santa Rosa Thursday night left one 19-year-old man dead and another 19-year-old man wounded, according to police.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: March 30, 2018

1 Dead In Gang-Related Shootout (Santa Rosa, CA): A 19-year-old man died following a shootout Thursday night in Santa Rosa between two rival gangs, police said today.
Source: SF Gate    Date: March 30, 2018

Salinas police working with Homeland Security on human trafficking, gangs (Salinas, CA): The Salinas Police Department is working with Homeland Security Investigations to investigate human trafficking and gang crime in Salinas, the department announced Friday.
Source: The Californian    Date: March 30, 2018

Gang Injunction Ruling Has Local Impact (Los Angeles, CA): Echo Park resident Peter Arellano’s father and uncle were once involved with a gang, a long time ago. As such, for the last five years, something as simple as sitting on his own front porch with family members could have made Echo Park resident Peter Arellano subject to arrest.
Source: Los Feliz Ledger    Date: March 29, 2018

Tulare County's 'Pistol Pete' indicted on fresh homicide charges (Tulare County, CA): A well-known Lindsay gang member already facing the death penalty was handed down a fresh list of felonies this week. Alleged Norteño gang leader Pedro “Pistol Pete” Sanchez was arraigned on a grand jury indictment that included 16 felony counts, which could land him in San Quentin State Prison faster.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: March 29, 2018

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