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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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Halifax County Sheriff: Reason to believe quadruple murder gang-related (Halifax County, NC): Authorities in Halifax County say they believe an August home invasion in which four elderly people were shot and killed was gang-related.
Source: WTVD 11 News    Date: October 8, 2017

Gang member charged with murder in Elm City man’s killing (Sharpsburg, NC): A dispute between rival gangs led to a fatal shooting that claimed an Elm City man’s life last week, Wilson County Sheriff Calvin Woodard said.
Source: The Wilson Times    Date: October 2, 2017

Photo of couple’s bodies shown at gang killing trial (Charlotte, NC): Jurors deciding the fate of three people who prosecutors say were involved in gang retaliation killings of a couple were shown the bodies of the husband and wife in their South Carolina home.
Source: WSET 13 News    Date: October 1, 2017

Accused gang members could be called to testify against own gang (Charlotte, NC): Prosecutors could call accused gang members to testify against their own gang for the murders of three people.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: September 27, 2017

Jurors in federal trial of three alleged members get glimpse into gang's inner workings (Charlotte, NC): Jurors in a federal trial of three alleged gang members are learning about the Bloods gang and its power in the Charlotte area. Prosecutors have said the local members and leaders of the Bloods gang "operated according to a common set of Bloods' rules and participated regularly in gang meetings to discuss among other things, the commission of crimes such as robbery and murder."
Source: WBTV 3 News    Date: September 27, 2017

Video shows aftermath of shooting investigated by Winston-Salem police gang unit (Winston-Salem, NC): Video obtained by FOX8 shows the bloody aftermath of a drive-by shooting now being investigated by the Winston-Salem Police Department Gang Unit.
Source: WGHP FOX 8 News    Date: September 26, 2017

Five alleged members of violent Raleigh street gang face federal indictments (Raleigh, NC): A federal grand jury has returned indictments against four men and one woman accused by federal authorities of being members of a violent street gang that carried out many of its activities, including murder, near the downtown Raleigh district.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: September 22, 2017

Wimington gang leader sentenced to 27 years (Wilmington, NC): A Wilmington man who was the leader of a Blood-connected Wilmington gang was sentenced Wednesday to more than 27 years in prison, according to release from the U.S. Attorney’s Eastern District of North Carolina Office.
Source: StarNews    Date: September 13, 2017

Drive-by shooting suspects apprehended (Roanoke Rapids, NC): The Enfield Police Department sought two suspects in a drive-by and attempted murder case, and officers have since arrested both.
Source: The Daily Herald    Date: September 12, 2017

Group launches mentoring program (Rocky Mount, NC): A local nonprofit organization is looking to help the development of young boys in the Twin Counties. The Bridge Builder Foundation that was formed this summer and designed to empower local youth by equipping them with the necessary tools to be successful in life is starting a mentoring program called “Manhood Monday” for boys ages 13 to 18.
Source: Rocky Mount Telegram    Date: September 11, 2017

Surry sheriff targets gang activity (Dobson, NC): Gang activity is a growing concern around the country, including in Surry, where law enforcement officials are mobilizing to prevent infiltrations locally. “Occasionally we’ll have encounters with gang members in Surry County, mainly involved with narcotics trafficking, guns and human trafficking,” Sheriff Jimmy Combs said Tuesday.
Source: The Mount Airy News    Date: August 24, 2017

Gang member arrested after colliding with Gaston County police car (Gaston County, NC): A wanted gang member from Lincoln County was jailed on Monday after he smashed into a Gaston County Police car after officers went to arrest him.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: August 21, 2017

New North Carolina law imposes harsher penalties for gang-related crimes (North Carolina): A new North Carolina law designed to crack down on gang activity will take effect Dec. 1. The primary sponsors of House Bill 138 (HB138)—Representatives Allen McNeill, John Faircloth, Pat Hurley and Rena Turner—sought to standardize how gang membership is determined, enhance sentencing for gang-related crimes and impose harsher penalties for crimes that aren’t already class A, B1 or B2 felonies.
Source: Statesville Record & Landmark    Date: August 17, 2017

Tackling Gangs In Forsyth County (Forsyth County, NC): Attorney General Jeff Sessions made the trip to Winston-Salem to talk with officers at the North Carolina Gang Investigators Association Conference Thursday. One thing he emphasized was working together; that's what Winston-Salem Police Captain Mike Weaver says has helped them better identify gang members and activity over the years.
Source: WFMY News 2    Date: August 17, 2017

Durham County turns to national model to “Cure Violence” (Durham, NC): More than 50 people gathered recently to learn about a new Durham initiative to reduce violence by treating it like a disease. “It frames this issue totally different when you look at it as a public health issue and preventing premature death and disabilities, using the same format that we use for the other infectious diseases that we deal with,” ” said Gayle Harris, Durham County’s public health director.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: August 7, 2017

12 charged in Wilson drug sweep (Wilson, NC): A dozen suspects face a combined total of nearly 100 charges for crimes including the sale of heroin and cocaine in a two-day Wilson Police Department sweep.
Source: The Wilson Times    Date: August 2, 2017

National Night Out turns personal for Burlington mom (Burlington, NC): Odds are, if you live in the Triad, you witnessed or were near a National Night Out event Tuesday night. The annual event is a chance for law enforcement to get out into the community and for those communities to connect with one another.
Source:    Date: August 1, 2017

Suspected gang members arrested in connection to deadly Salisbury shooting (Salisbury, NC): Two men, who police say are gang members, have been arrested in connection with a deadly shooting that happened in Salisbury over the weekend.
Source: WBTV 3 News    Date: August 1, 2017

New law to increase penalty for crimes by gang members (Charlotte, NC): North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper signed a law that could help Charlotte and other major cities tackle gang violence.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: July 31, 2017

New ICE ‘surge’ targets undocumented Charlotte youths suspected of gang ties (Charlotte, NC): U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is rattling Charlotte’s large population of undocumented immigrants by conducting a nationwide “surge operation” to pick up people living illegally in the country.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: July 28, 2017

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