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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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Officials: 62 known gang members live in Douglas (Douglas County, NV): According to Undersheriff Paul Howell of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, there are 62 identified active gang members living in Douglas County. In 2017, 39 gang-related arrests were made in the county.
Source: The Record-Courier    Date: May 6, 2018

Man injured in gang-related shooting in northeast Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV): A man was injured in what Las Vegas police are investigating as a gang-related shooting Monday night in the northeast valley.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal     Date: April 23, 2018

Las Vegas's Mob Museum gives a look inside MS-13 gang (Las Vegas, NV): Las Vegas's Mob Museum offered an in-depth look at a dangerous gang responsible for a slew of murders in southern Nevada. Police said MS-13 was behind ten murders in the valley in the last year.
Source: KVVU FOX5 News    Date: March 30, 2018

4 reputed MS-13 members charged in Las Vegas murder (Las Vegas, NV): Three alleged MS-13 gang members appeared Wednesday in a Las Vegas courtroom to face charges in the kidnapping and murder of a rival gang member whose body was found mutilated on federal property in Southern Nevada.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal     Date: March 28, 2018

MS-13 violence ‘is almost never random,’ gang expert says (Las Vegas, NV): One of the world’s most notorious gangs has been tied to 10 brutal killings over the past year in Clark County, but one expert said MS-13’s violent attacks are usually targeted. “It is almost never random,” Andrew Fox told the Las Vegas Review-Journal by email on Tuesday. Fox is an assistant professor of criminology specializing in street gangs at California State University, Fresno.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal     Date: March 27, 2018

Non-profit groups aims to help ex-gang members, prisoners (Las Vegas, NV): Nearly 600 gangs call the Las Vegas valley their home, according to the non-profit group Hope for Prisoners. The organization, established in 2012, is working closely with ex-cons and former gang members trying to reintegrate back into society.
Source: KLAS 8 News    Date: March 27, 2018

Former gang member turned activist gives insight on MS-13 recruitment in Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV): A former gang member turned pastor is giving insight on the growing recruitment of MS-13 members across the Las Vegas valley. Pastor Troy Martinez now works to stop violent crime across Southern Nevada through his nonprofit Rebuilding Every City Around Peace, RECAP. Martinez's and his team spend much of their time gaining the trust of gang members, like MS-13, to get them off the streets.
Source: KTNV 13 News    Date: March 26, 2018

Vegas police say 5 arrests in MS-13 case solves 10 murders (Las Vegas, NV): Five members of the MS-13 street gang have been arrested in the killings of 10 victims in the Las Vegas area over the past year, authorities said Monday.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: March 26, 2018

Las Vegas man arrested in homicide believed linked to drug gangs (Las Vegas, NV): A four-time felon has been identified as a suspect in a deadly shooting that may have been related to drugs and gang activity.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal     Date: February 27, 2018

Legal Experts Say Bill Targeting Gangs Might Also Endanger Victims (Reno, NV): A bill from Senator Dean Heller is looking to curb gang violence, in part, by making it easier to deport known gang members or immigrants associated with gangs, but not everyone is so sure it's the right move.
Source: KUNR     Date: February 23, 2018

In fight against human trafficking, law enforcement has had to evolve (Las Vegas, NV): Law enforcement efforts against human trafficking have had to adjust through the years. As technology and syndicates have evolved, so has the way these criminals operate. There has been a sharp increase in gang members—who exclusively dealt drugs, participated in robberies and battled for turf—who now exploit victims.
Source: Las Vegas Sun    Date: February 22, 2018

Las Vegas police suspect drugs, gangs link pair of shootings (Las Vegas, NV): Drugs and gang activity may have led to two Sunday night shootings that left one man dead and another injured.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal     Date: February 12, 2018

Police: Killing of woman investigated as gang crime (Reno, NV): Reno Police confirm to KOLO 8 News Now the killing of a woman near a park is being investigated as gang-related, with the Regional Gang Unit on the case. The body was found near Dick Taylor Memorial Park in Reno, just east of the UNR campus.
Source: KOLO 8 News    Date: February 6, 2018

1 man dies after drive-by shooting in northeast Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV): A man was killed Monday in the northeast Las Vegas Valley in what police are investigating as a possible gang-related drive-by shooting.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal     Date: January 29, 2018

An inside look at gangs in Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV): Last year, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said it investigated 166 homicides, and by the year’s end law enforcement said, enough is enough.
Source: KVVU FOX5 News    Date: November 9, 2017

One student’s story highlights Clark County schools’ struggle with violence (Las Vegas, NV): This is the first installment in a series, Year in the Life, which will follow one CCSD senior through to graduation — highlighting districtwide issues along the way.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal     Date: November 4, 2017

Police say Las Vegas safer after operation cripples area gang (Las Vegas, NV): Las Vegas-area police and federal law enforcement agencies have crippled a longtime area gang, indicting most of its members in a state racketeering case, the first in Nevada targeting an entire organization, authorities said.
Source: Las Vegas Sun    Date: October 19, 2017

Dispute over tagging caused May murder in Las Vegas, police say (Las Vegas, NV): Las Vegas homicide detectives believe a rivalry between two tagging crews led to the fatal shooting of Adan Gavilanes in May near downtown Las Vegas.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal     Date: October 17, 2017

Jury finds MS-13 gang member guilty of 2 Sparks murders (Sparks, NV): A known MS-13 gang member was found guilty of murder after fatally shooting two young men seven years ago at an apartment party in Sparks.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal    Date: October 13, 2017

California man sentenced to prison for trafficking heroin in Reno (Reno, NV): A California man has been sentenced to up to 19 years in prison for trafficking heroin in Reno in 2015, according to prosecutors.
Source: KRNV News 4    Date: October 12, 2017

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