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Conference addresses gang-related issues (Winston, NC): Nonprofits and a division of the Winston-Salem Police Department (WSPD) are targeting youth at risk for joining gangs. They have developed aConference addresses gang-related issuesction plans to help steer youth into productive activities.
Source: The Chronicle    Date: December 24, 2015

Chief: Citizen tips help in the wake of gang-related shootings that killed teen (Wilmington, NC): A fatal shooting Sunday morning was the first in a series of three daytime gang-related shootings that spread across the city. While investigators work to find suspects in the recent tragedies, Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous said citizens are “stepping up” and providing clues that are helping investigators make quick progress in the case.
Source: Port City Daily    Date: December 22, 2015

Greensboro man with gang ties charged in Bragg Street double homicide (Greensboro, NC): Police have charged a Greensboro man in connection with a double homicide earlier this month on East Bragg Street.
Source: News & Record    Date: December 22, 2015

NC teen killed, 4 others hurt in gang-related drive-by shooting, police say (Wilmington, NC): Wilmington Police were on the scene of a deadly shooting at 11th and Castle Street on Sunday. One teenager is dead and four others have been wounded as a result of the drive-by shooting in downtown Wilmington, according to Wilmington Police.
Source: WNCN News    Date: December 20, 2015

Trigger Happy: Witnesses are staying mum as shootings in Alamance County rise in 2015 (Burlington, NC): There was the mother in Burlington who, upon hearing a popping sound one night in March, walked into her 11-year-old daughter’s bedroom to find plaster dust on the child’s forehead from the gun fired by a man in the apartment next door.
Source: The Times-News     Date: December 19, 2015

Charlotte awarded grant for anti-gang initiative (Charlotte, NC): Charlotte City Council voted to accept a grant Monday night in the amount of $612, 922 from the U.S. Department of Justice to fund the Community Oriented Police Services anti-gang initiative, managed by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: December 14, 2015

Raleigh apartment complex known for drug and gang activity shut down as nuisance (Raleigh, NC): A Raleigh apartment complex has been closed and deemed a public nuisance. This comes after a yearlong investigation by the Memphis Police Department and the District Attorney General’s Office, and it is a part of the continuing effort to get drugs and guns off the street.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News    Date: December 11, 2015

Gang member charged with murder in Greensboro homicide (Greensboro, NC): One person has been arrested in connection with a double shooting that killed a man, and police anticipate additional arrests.
Source: News & Record    Date: December 11, 2015

CMPD to get grant to combat gang violence (Charlotte, NC): The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is expected to get a federal grant that will provide critical resources to fighting gang violence. So far, CMPD has applied for and received $2,640,427 in outside grants to help with crime fighting.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: December 11, 2015

Single gunshot to head killed Greensboro man police say was gang member (Greensboro, NC): An autopsy shows a single gunshot killed a 22-year-old man in April during what authorities described as a dispute among gang members.
Source: News & Record    Date: December 7, 2015

Man pleads guilty in killing of friend during gang shooting (Wilmington, NC): The final defendant and oldest of three people charged in a 2014 friendly fire shooting death pleaded guilty Monday in New Hanover County Superior Court.
Source: StarNews    Date: December 7, 2015

Washington County sheriff launching gang education initiative in schools (Roper, NC): Washington County Sheriff Johnny Barnes and local schools launched a gang education and awareness program for 4th through 7th grade students. Sheriff Barnes said his county is seeing a rise in gangs, tricking in from nearby Pitt and Chowan Counties.
Source: WNCT 9 News    Date: December 4, 2015

Violent Detroit Gang Linked to Local Robbery (Asheville, NC): Federal officials are now investigating an Asheville jewelry heist after the five suspects in the case were linked to a Detroit gang. A Federal Bureau of Investigations affidavit released this week reveals that several of the suspects now behind bars for robbing Jared - Galleria of Jewelry on November 8 say that a sixth man was the "organizer".
Source: WLOS ABC 13 News    Date: November 25, 2015

City Council Member Targets Community Inclusion of Gang Members (Salisbury, NC): A new member of Salisbury’s City Council is sharing how he’s going to help the city become more inclusive.
Source: TWC News    Date: November 23, 2015

Groups seek 'real solutions' to Durham violence (Durham, NC): Community groups in Durham are urging citizens to take an active role in stopping a recent spike in homicides and violent crime. The Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People and the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance have joined forces to promote a new crime fighting campaign. They'll kickoff the anti-violence effort with public forums on December 8 and 15.
Source: WTVD 11 News    Date: November 19, 2015

Gang rivalries, drug disputes behind gunfire spike, police say (Wilmington, NC): Wanda Richmond has a front-row seat to violence in her neighborhood from her salon, Wanda's Creative Hair Studio. At the corner of 10th and Castle streets, she has seen shootings, violence and sat with the victim of a fatal accident as he took his last breath.
Source: StarNews    Date: November 19, 2015

Local children being targeted as gang recruits (Charlotte, NC): You've probably heard of the Bloods and the Crips, MS-13 and the Hidden Valley Kings. They're all gangs that have terrorized Charlotte neighborhoods. But police tell Channel 9 that "non-traditional" gangs are growing in numbers. Those groups don't always have street names, but some do have members as young as 11 years old -- and they could be in every neighborhood.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: November 17, 2015

2 Point brothers sentenced in gang-related stabbing (Wilmington, NC): Two Wilmington brothers were sentenced to prison Monday in a 2014 gang-related stabbing, while a third brother cut off his ankle bracelet and fled.
Source: StarNews    Date: November 16, 2015

Prison gang-related fight results in two stabbings (Kinston, NC): A correctional officer and inmate were stabbed during a fight among a four inmates.
Source: Kinston Free Press    Date: November 10, 2015

Rocky Mount police chief under fire after teen murder (Rocky Mount, NC): Rocky Mount's police chief is under fire for refusing to join a task force that would target drug trafficking and gang activity along I-95. Chief James Moore tells Eyewitness News he opted out of the regional task force for several reasons. He said his priority since taking office in 2012 has been to engage in constitutional policing.
Source: WTVD 11 News    Date: November 9, 2015

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