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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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McCarthy says 9-year-old boy targeted, lured into alley and executed (Chicago, IL): Nine-year-old Tyshawn Lee was targeted because of his father's gang ties, lured into a South Side alley Monday afternoon and executed, Chicago police officials said Thursday.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: November 5, 2015

Father of slain boy believes son targeted but denies connection to slaying (Chicago, IL): Chicago police are looking into whether a 9-year-old boy was killed in retaliation for his father’s alleged role in a gang rivalry that resulted in at least two recent slayings on the South Side and the wounding of a reputed gang member’s mother, law enforcement sources have told the Tribune.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: November 4, 2015

Police worry about families being targeted for gang revenge (Chicago, IL): Chicago Police officials are concerned the killing of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee could set off a spree of violence targeting gang members’ innocent relatives — who have been considered off limits in the past, a law enforcement source said Wednesday.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: November 4, 2015

Man gets 57 years for fatal 2011 Joliet shooting (Joliet, IL): A southwest suburban man convicted of murder was sentenced to 57 years in prison for shooting and killing a man outside a Joliet boxing club in 2011.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: October 28, 2015

This Rogers Park CeaseFire Worker Has Been Shot Twice Since September (Chicago, IL): One of the three men shot on Howard Street Oct. 13, prompting Evanston and Chicago police to publicly unite against violence, said despite a police label, he's not a gang member at all.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: October 28, 2015

Cops: 2 gang members arrested on gun charges in Zion (Chicago, IL): For the second time in 10 days, Zion police have arrested reputed gang members on gun charges. The most recent arrest was made Tuesday after a resident called police at about 4:30 p.m. to report a suspicious vehicle parked in the alley in the 1800 block of Carmel Boulevard, according to the police statement.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: October 28, 2015

2 alleged gang members sentenced for killing 6-year-old (Chicago, IL): Two alleged Chicago street gang members have received long prison sentences for the 2012 fatal shooting of a six-year-old as she sat with her mother on the front porch of their home.
Source: WGN TV News    Date: October 27, 2015

Neighbors unite against violence on Howard Street in Evanston, Chicago (Chicago, IL): Following a spate of shootings in the area, residents from Evanston and Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood gathered in the parking lot of a Howard Street convenience store located on the border of the two cities Saturday evening to present a unified front against violence.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: October 27, 2015

Rockford man describes night DeMarcus Hanson, 8, was killed (Rockford, IL): Jeffrey Moore ran toward the sound of semi-automatic gunfire coming from near his mother's house on Chestnut Street, knowing somehow that his younger brother, Alex Dowthard, was involved.
Source: Rockford Register Star     Date: October 27, 2015

Gang member charged with drug and gun violations in Rockford (Rockford, IL): Raymond Polk Jr., whom Rockford Police Department said is a 23-year-old gang member, was charged Sunday with drug and gun violations.
Source: Rockford Register Star     Date: October 26, 2015

Reputed gang member gets 60 years for 1999 murder, kidnapping of Broadview man (CHicago, IL): Darwin Green said when his twin brother was kidnapped from their Broadview beeper store and then murdered, his attackers “killed not only one man, but two.”
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: October 22, 2015

Police arrest nearly 50 in West Side anti-violence initiative (Chicago, IL): Chicago police have arrested nearly 50 people in connection with a gang and violence suppression initiative in the Harrison (11th) police district, according to a statement released Monday by the Chicago Police Department's Office of News Affairs.
Source: Austin Weekly News    Date: October 21, 2015

'Cyberbanging': Personal attacks online contributing to Chicago gang violence (Chicago, IL): There’s a new war zone in Chicago that starts on the Internet and then spills into the streets. FOX 32’s Larry Yellen digs into a violent trend called "cyberbanging," and how its putting Chicago at the tipping point. Shaquon Thomas was a Chicago rapper known as "Young Pappy." His YouTube video "Killa" got more than 2-million views.
Source: WFLD FOX 32 News     Date: October 20, 2015

North Chicago man charged with weapons, drug violations (Chicago, IL): A documented street gang member from North Chicago faces numerous weapons- and drug-related charges after being arrested Thursday by the Lake County Gang Task Force, authorities said Saturday.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: October 17, 2015

Three injured in gang-related shooting on Evanston-Chicago border (Chicago, IL): A gang-related drive-by shooting Tuesday night on the Evanston-Chicago border left three people injured, Chicago police said. Three men, all documented gang members, were standing on the sidewalk at about 8:30 p.m. in the 2000 block of West Howard Street when a dark-colored vehicle drove by and shots were fired, police said.
Source: The Daily Northwestern    Date: October 15, 2015

Hyde Parkers’ view of gangs challenged by activists (Chicago, IL): In the past few months, violence edging into the confines of Hyde Park has left residents questioning how to take action. At a community meeting on Sept. 21, held in response to an Aug. 25 shooting that killed a man in the 1500 block of E. Dorchester Avenue, Hyde Park and Kenwood residents showed frustration with spotty neighborhood police presence and lengthy response times.
Source: Hyde Park Herald    Date: October 14, 2015

3 Killed, 7 Wounded in Shootings Since Friday Morning: Police (Chicago, IL): Shootings across the city left three people dead and another seven people hurt between Friday morning and Saturday morning, police said.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: October 10, 2015

Anti-violence programs shut down as Chicago shootings climb (Chicago, IL): Captured in a documentary that brought national attention to Chicago's violence, Operation CeaseFire deployed former gang members and felons to intervene in feuds that too often ended in fatal gunfire on the city's streets.
Source: Yahoo! News    Date: October 9, 2015

When Social Media Fuels Gang Violence (Chicago, IL): Facebook, YouTube and Twitter have become an everyday part of life for many young people and increasingly, the way some, including rival gang members, threaten each other. The practice is called "cyber banging," and it's often led to fights and even death.
Source: GPB News    Date: October 7, 2015

'Hobo' gang member sentenced to 10 years in prison (Chicago, IL): A federal judge sentenced a so-called “supergang” leader’s “right-hand man” to 10 years in prison Wednesday for dealing heroin on Chicago’s South Side.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: October 7, 2015

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