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Brawl at Jordan High gang-related (Durham, NC): Police plan to charge 24 suspects, ranging in age from 16 to 24, for their involvement in a gang-related brawl outside Jordan High School. The suspects are a mixture of students and outsiders that came onto the campus. Charges included felonious inciting to riot, disorderly conduct, and second-degree trespassing. According to warrants, at least two of those charged allegedly called each other "slobs" and "crabs," derogatory slang for the Bloods and Crips gangs, respectively. Several students interviewed said they believed the fight was sparked by gang rivalries. "Somebody dissed somebody's gang, and that's when it all started," said one girl. "After everything settled down, that's when people started throwing up gang signs."
Source: The Herald-Sun     Date: September 12, 2003

Traffic stop leads to arrest in gang killing (Greensboro, NC): A routine traffic stop led to the arrest of a 19-year-old Greensboro man wanted by the FBI for the July slaying of a rival member of the MS-13 gang in New York, authorities say. The man, believed to be a member of the Velt Gangsta Lanes gang, was stopped because he was not using his headlights. He faces a federal charge of murder in the aid of racketeering, court paperwork shows.
Source: News & Record    Date: September 10, 2003

Gang member gets probation (Durham, NC): A 16-year-old gang member received four years probation after pleading guilty to shooting into an occupied taxi in June. He was ordered to stay away from other gang members as a condition of probation. The boy was verified by police as a member of the 9 Trey Gangster Bloods, a branch of the United Blood Nation gang.
Source: The Herald-Sun     Date: August 29, 2003

Police probe drive-by shooting (Mayodan, NC): A Mayodan man standing in his front yard was shot during a drive-by shooting, police said. The victim was treated by paramedics on the scene. No arrests have been made.
Source: News & Record    Date: August 21, 2003

Third drive-by in five days (Durham, NC): Durham police are investigating a drive-by shooting that left a 15- and an 18-year-old wounded. The two victims were standing on a street when two people drove by in a vehicle and began shooting, police said. Police had not determined whether the shooting was related to two earlier shootings which were believed to be gang-related.
Source: The Herald-Sun     Date: August 20, 2003

Gang motive cited in shooting (Durham, NC): A Durham man was shot in apparent gang retaliation for an earlier shooting, police said. The victim was wounded when the occupants of two vehicles opened fire. Police believe the shooting was gang-related. In the earlier shooting, a vehicle pulled up and a woman got out to ask two men about a party. At that point, several people in the vehicle opened fire, striking the two men and grazing a woman. No further information was available.
Source: The Herald-Sun     Date: August 19, 2003

Store drive-by wounds man and boy (Charlotte, NC): A 10-year-old boy and a 24-year-old man were wounded in a drive-by shooting in the parking lot of a supermarket, police said. The victims' injuries were not life-threatening, and police say they were not believed to be the intended victims. Police have details on the car used in the shooting.
Source: The Myrtle Beach Sun-News    Date: August 17, 2003

Teenager dies from injuries in drive-by shooting (Greenville, NC): A 16-year-old girl died from wounds suffered during a drive-by shooting in front of a house in Greenville. A 20-year-old man was also shot, but only suffered minor wounds. Police arrested and charged a 19-year-old man with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. According to officials, a murder charge will be added.
Source: Winston-Salem Journal    Date: August 16, 2003

Officials get tough on gangs (Greensboro, NC): The Greensboro Police Department has received good results from its two year study on gang violence. In the past year, a joint effort with the District Attorney's office has helped them convict six gang members, with pending cases for seven others. A list of validated gang members consists of more than 100 names representing 18 gangs. Two national gangs, Bloods and Crips, and a local gang Boys in Style (which has ties to the national group Asian Crips) have the most members on the department's list. Two other gangs that have surfaced are the Tiny Rascal Gangsters and Folk Nation. Although detectives say gangs in Greensboro commit few violent crimes, the killing of a 16-year-old has them concerned. The 22-year-old man charged in the killing is a validated member of the Bloods. Investigators said the victim was killed while flashing gang signs, although there is no indication that he was a gang member.
Source: News & Record    Date: August 10, 2003

Police link stabbing to gang (Charlotte, NC): A 21-year-old man who was charged in a south Charlotte killing is believed to be a member of Mara Salvatrucha 13 (MS-13). The man stabbed and killed a 22-year-old male, according to police. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have linked at least two of July's five killings to gang members and five since April to MS-13. Fifteen members or associates of the Salvadoran MS-13 gang had been charged with murder in Mecklenburg County since April 13, when a dispute within the gang ended with gunfire and one dead in McDowell Park. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are assembling a new criminal intelligence gang unit to deter gang violence and arrest violent gang members.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: August 2, 2003

Two wounded in drive-by shooting (Durham, NC): Police are investigating a possible gang-related drive-by shooting that wounded two men, ages 17 and 22. The two men were sitting on a stone wall filling out job applications when a car drove by. The car circled the block, and as it passed again, police said, two people inside the car fired several shots. Police have no suspects or a motive for the shooting.
Source: News Observer    Date: August 1, 2003

Shooting in West Charlotte leaves one dead, one wounded (Charlotte, NC): A 22-year-old man was killed and an 18-year-old man was wounded in a Charlotte apartment complex parking lot. The surviving victim told police the other victim was fighting with a man when the suspect pulled out a gun and fired several times. Detectives are unsure if the incident was gang-related, but said the victim who died may have been a member of an Asian gang.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: July 20, 2003

Police seeking slaying suspects (Durham, NC): Police are searching for two gang members who shot and killed a 17-year-old man. The victim and a friend were walking down a street when two men from a rival gang followed them and said the victim was "wearing the wrong color" for the neighborhood. Police have descriptions of the suspects, but no arrests have been made.
Source: News Observer    Date: July 19, 2003

Durham teen shot to death (Durham, NC): A 15-year-old boy was killed and a woman was wounded during a possible drive-by shooting, police said. Both were at a local food mart when someone in a passing van opened fire. Police have not made any arrests and do not have any solid leads on suspects.
Source: The Herald-Sun     Date: July 2, 2003

Two injured in gang-related shooting (Raleigh, NC) : In Raleigh, a 33-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy suffered minor injuries during a gang-related shooting, police said. The incident began at Watson's Flea Market when a group of four teens asked a man and two teenagers which gang they belonged to. They told them of their affiliation with a rival gang, displayed hand signs, and got into a car and left the flea market, an officer said. The other men pursued them, and a passenger fired a shotgun into the fleeing vehicle. Police arrested and charged a 16-year-old with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. Another 16-year-old was arrested and charged with aiding and abetting an assault with deadly weapon inflicting serious injury with intent to kill. A 15-year-old was charged with being an accessory after the fact, and the fourth occupant, a 15-year-old, was not charged.
Source: News Observer    Date: June 24, 2003

Police detain eight in drive-by shooting (Greensboro, NC): Police detained eight people for questioning after a drive-by shooting occurred in downtown Greensboro. An officer who was in the area said there were two cars, and two or three shots were fired. No one was injured.
Source: News and Record    Date: June 23, 2003

Police unit created to combat gangs' growth (Charlotte-Mecklenburg, NC): Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are assigning three officers to work exclusively on Charlotte's growing gang problems. The gang shooting that took place nine weeks ago in a Mecklenburg park, leaving four men injured and one dead, was not the only reason for this decision. Neither was the fact that 14 members of the same gang have been charged since April in four killings. Instead, it was a culmination of events that eventually led authorities to start a gang unit. The new unit will collect information about Charlotte-Mecklenburg gangs, work to keep young people from joining gangs, and go after violent members.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: June 14, 2003

Drive-by shooting leaves three hurt (Durham, NC): Police are seeking two suspects in connection to a drive-by shooting that injured two men, ages 23 and 28, and a 25-year-old woman. The victims were not the intended targets of the shooters, police said.
Source: News Observer    Date: May 17, 2003

City must act with unity against its gang problem (Durham, NC): The city of Durham, North Carolina, recognizes its problem with gangs, and city leaders, community members, and gang experts are working together to put a stop to this issue. The Durham Police Department's Gang Resistance Unit is addressing the problem through education, prevention, enforcement, and intervention. A comprehensive model, which would involve the community, is also being considered. In addition, the Durham Police Department, Durham County Sheriff's Office, and Durham Public Schools are bringing the Gang Resistance Education and Training program to the elementary and middle schools this fall.
Source: The Herald-Sun     Date: May 15, 2003

Two more charged in April 13 gang-related shooting of four (Mecklenburg, NC): Authorities have charged two more people in connection with the shooting near Lake Wylie last month that involved members of MS-13. Of a total of seven suspects, four remain at-large, police said.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: April 29, 2003

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