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17-year-old boy charged as adult in suspected gang-related shooting in Springfield (Springfield, OR): A 17-year-old Springfield youth has been charged as an adult in a Wednesday night shooting outside the Bungalow Market that’s believed to be gang-related, according to Springfield police.
Source: The Register-Guard    Date: July 21, 2017

Gangs in Lane County? Police say dozens are active here (Springfield, OR): There are more than 30 gangs in Lane County with 10 or more members each. Springfield Police Lt. Scott McKee said gangs make their presence felt in the community with graffiti.
Source: KVAL News    Date: July 21, 2017

Gang violence stats continue to drop for month, year (Portland, OR): Incidents of gang violence dropped slightly in June from the previous month, helping to keep the total investigated by the Gang Enforcement Team below last year's pace. According to the newest statistics, GET investigated 12 incidents in June, down two from the 14 investigated in May.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: July 11, 2017

Child, 2, caught in the middle of gang shootings (Portland, OR): Police have charged three 17-year-old boys with attempted murder following two separate gang related shootings in Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood.
Source: KOIN 6 News    Date: June 13, 2017

3 teens arrested in Portland gang shootings (Portland, OR): Police say they arrested two teenagers in a gang shooting that critically injured a 17-year-old boy in outer southeast Portland. Sgt. Pete Simpson of the Portland Police Bureau says Sunday's shooting sparked retaliatory gunfire that led to the arrest of a third juvenile.
Source: The Eagle    Date: June 13, 2017

Police: Man injured in gang-related shooting shows up at SE Portland store (Portland, OR): A man was shot Sunday night in a gang-related incident in Southeast Portland, East Precinct officers said.
Source: KATU 2 News    Date: June 5, 2017

'You know when it's gang-related': Graffiti bothers neighbors, concerns police (Springfield, OR): Springfield police are seeing several incidents of tagging, including graffiti between rival gangs on a fence near Hayden Bridge Bike Path. "I really don't like it but what are you gonna do about it," Bernie R. Charlebois said, who built that fence himself about 10 years ago.
Source: KVAL News    Date: June 1, 2017

Gang-related Milton-Freewater drive-by shooting leads to attempted murder charges (Milton-Freewater, OR): Milton-Freewater Police Chief Doug Boedigheimer announced two men face attempted murder and other charges from a May 10 drive-by shooting.
Source: East Oregonian    Date: May 25, 2017

Teen charged in NE Portland gang shooting (Portland, OR): A 19-year-old man is charged in connection with a gang related shooting in Northeast Portland.
Source: KOIN 6 News    Date: May 22, 2017

Man charged for SE Portland gang shooting (Portland, OR): A 29-year-old man is charged in connection with a gang related shooting that happened in Southeast Portland. A grand jury indicted Michael Anthony Canell back in March with charges of attempted murder, assault, unlawful use of a weapon and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Source: KOIN 6 News    Date: May 5, 2017

Rep. Piluso advocates for funding for gang enforcement (Gresham, OR): Rep. Carla Piluso (D-Gresham) testified before the Senate Committee on Human Services Wednesday, March 22, in support of Senate Bill 140, which would secure funding for the East Metro Gang Enforcement Team.
Source: The Gresham Outlook    Date: March 28, 2017

‘Extreme drop’ in 2017 Portland gang crime (Portland, OR): It’s a number police and community members are celebrating. For the month of February, there was only 1 new case assigned to the Portland Police Bureau’s Gang Enforcement Team (GET). The shooting happened February 2 near SE 122nd Avenue and Stark Street and involved people shooting at each other from two different vehicles. Six casings were recovered from the scene.
Source: KOIN 6 News    Date: March 2, 2017

Gang-related violence continues to fall (Portland, OR): Only one incident of violence was investigated by the Portland Police Bureau's Gang Enforcement Team in February, a continuation in the decrease of such incidents since they officially peaked in 2015.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: March 1, 2017

Gang member says killing innocent stranger was 'huge mistake,' will get 17 years (Multnomah County, OR) : A 19-year-old man who was part of a group of gang members that inadvertently shot to death an innocent stranger playing basketball at a Gresham park will be sentenced to 17 years in prison, a judge said Wednesday.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: February 22, 2017

Gang violence drops in January from a year ago (Portland, OR): One reason may have been the joint effort called Operation Safe Holidays that resulted in the arrest of 42 people on a variety of changes and the seizure of nine firearms in December. According to the police, many of the people arrested were specifically identified as people involved in recent gun, gang and/or violent crime incidents.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: February 12, 2017

Portland police arrest 42 during 'Operation Safe Holidays' (Portland, OR): Portland police in December arrested 42 people suspected of being involved in November gun incidents, some linked to gang activity.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: February 3, 2017

Gang violence fell last year (Portland, OR): Former Portland Mayor Charlie Hales wasn't around when the good news was announced that gang-related violence fell during his last year in office. Total incidents investigated by the Portland Police Bureau's Gang Enforcement Team dropped to 159 in 2016 from the official record of 193 the year before.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: February 2, 2017

One injured in gang-related shooting in Southeast Portland (Portland, OR): Portland Police responded to a shooting at Southeast 9th Ave. and Sandy Blvd. early Saturday morning and found one man suffering from gunshot wounds.
Source: KATU 2 News    Date: January 28, 2017

Non-fatal shooting in SE Portland believed to be gang-related (Portland, OR): A man was shot early Saturday morning at Southeast Ninth Avenue and Sandy Boulevard, Portland police said, and the incident is believed to be gang-related.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: January 28, 2017

Homicides, gang-related killings are down in Portland for 2016 (Portland, OR): Twenty people died in homicides in Portland in 2016 - a drop from the previous two years. Though gang violence remained high this year, only one homicide involved gang members or associates. It didn't stem from a gang rivalry but a personal dispute, police and witnesses said.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: December 31, 2016

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