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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 alternative program empowers with life skills and leadership (Mecklenburg County, NC): The largest gang prevention program in Mecklenburg County, Gang Alternative Principals (GAP), will begin its spring session on Saturday, Feb. 17.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: February 14, 2018

New Hanover school maps work around gang rivalries (New Hanover County, NC): As New Hanover County Schools officials redraw high school maps, they’re working to ensure students from rival gangs don’t end up in neighboring desks. The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office estimates there are fewer than 50 validated gang members sitting in local high school classrooms.
Source: StarNews    Date: February 10, 2018

Gang violence touches the Valley (Roanoke Rapids, NC): Members of two rival gangs came together in December to have a party at the AMVETS building on East 8th Street in Roanoke Rapids. The party ended with gunshots and one male victim on the ground, gravely wounded. When police arrived, everyone scattered.
Source: The Daily Herald    Date: February 4, 2018

Gang suspected in Charlotte-area restaurant thefts (Charlotte, NC): Members of a Charlotte gang are suspected of breaking into numerous Charlotte-area restaurants and stealing cash from the registers.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: January 31, 2018

Sheriff’s Office Arrests Four People Following Gang Related Fentanyl Drug Investigation (New Hanover County, NC): According to Lieutenant J.J. Brewer with the New Hanover County Sheriff's Department, during the month of January 2018, Detectives with the New Hanover County Gang Task Force began a narcotics investigation involving members, associates and affiliates of the 720 Gang set.
Source: Island Gazette    Date: January 30, 2018

Trump called out MS-13 violence in speech. This NC teen is in hiding from the gang. (Charlotte, NC): When Maria Velasquez’ son was 10, he was forced to act as a messenger for the violent gang MS-13 in Honduras, according to documents filed in federal court this week in Charlotte.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: January 30, 2018

NC mother, son in danger of being killed by MS-13 gang file petition to avoid deportation (North Carolina): A North Carolina mother and son who are facing deportation have filed a petition against the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to stay in the country because they fear for their lives.
Source: WBTV 3 News    Date: January 29, 2018

First Wilmington gang member jailed under association law (Wilmington, NC): A judge in Wilmington on Friday sentenced an alleged gang member to three months in jail for violating a preliminary injunction against two dozen members of a Port City street gang allegedly tied to homicides, shootings and drug sales.
Source: StarNews    Date: January 19, 2018

Police identify validated gang member as suspect in Saturday standoff in Wilmington (Wilmington, NC): The man who was arrested after barricading himself in an apartment at the Houston Moore Terrace Sunday has been identified as Justin Oliver, 28, of Leland.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: January 13, 2018

Murder of couple that shocked Charlotte lands 6 ‘Bloods’ gang members in prison (Charlotte, NC) : The 2014 double murder of a couple at the front door of their Lake Wylie home has resulted in six members of the United Blood Nation gang, also known as UBN or Bloods, being sentenced to prison terms ranging from 13 years to life.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: January 9, 2018

233 people were shot in Durham this year. When violence ‘hits home’ (Durham, NC): Brandon Norwood was tucked in his bed when a car came down his street, “shooting everywhere”. A bullet hit his apartment and went through the walls. “I woke up, and I seen a bullet on the floor in my room,” said Brandon, 10, a fourth-grader at C.C. Spaulding Elementary. “And I got scared.”
Source: The Herald-Sun     Date: December 27, 2017

City granted permanent injunction against 720 street gang (Wilmington, NC): A three-year permanent injunction was granted Tuesday against alleged members of a notorious Wilmington street gang.
Source: StarNews    Date: December 19, 2017

Bloods Gang Member Sentenced for Federal Racketeering and Drug Offenses (Raleigh, NC): United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. announced that today in federal court, Chief United States District Judge James C. Dever III sentenced CHRISTOPHER DARNELL EVANS, 28, of Raleigh, North Carolina to 120 months imprisonment, followed by 5 years of supervised release.
Source: United States Department of Justice    Date: December 13, 2017

2nd juvenile arrested after shot fired on High Point Central High campus; incident was gang-related (High Point, NC): A second juvenile has been arrested in connection with the shot fired on the campus of High Point Central High School Monday, according to High Point police.
Source: WGHP FOX 8 News    Date: December 12, 2017

Alleged gang members accused of violating injunction (New Hanover County, NC): Nearly one month after the New Hanover County district attorney went to court and got a preliminary injunction against two dozen alleged gang members, two of them are now accused of violating that court order.
Source: WWAY NewsChannel 3    Date: December 11, 2017

Greensboro police: Gang violence sparked Monday's triple shooting (Greensboro, NC): Officers said gang violence led to a shootout on Monday afternoon that left three people hospitalized. Police Capt. Nathaniel Davis said that officers are in the very early stages of their investigation but know that the shooting, which he described as a gun battle, is gang-related.
Source: Winston-Salem Journal    Date: November 28, 2017

3 face gang-related charges after woman shot near Rocky Mount mall (Rocky Mount, NC): Rocky Mount police have arrested three men on gang-related charges in connection with a shooting Tuesday near Golden East Crossing mall.
Source: WNCN News    Date: November 22, 2017

Injunction bars NC gang members from meeting in public places (New Hanover County, NC): A New Hanover County Superior Court judge on Thursday granted a preliminary injunction against members of a Wilmington street gang which bars members from meeting up in public places. This legal action is aimed at curbing violence and other illicit activities associated with the gang.
Source: WNCN News    Date: November 17, 2017

ACSO charges third confirmed gang member (Newland, NC): The Avery County Sheriff’s Office has concluded its investigation into the fugitive status of all persons located during the arrest of Milton Portillo Rodriguez that took place on Saturday, Nov. 4, according to a Nov. 8 ACSO press release.
Source: The Avery Journal Times    Date: November 8, 2017

Wilmington teen gets prison time for gang-related shooting (Wilmington, NC): A Wilmington teenager is headed to prison after pleading guilty to a gang-related shooting from last year.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: November 3, 2017

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