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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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13-year-old hit by stray bullet in gang shooting expected to get surgery Monday (Portland, OR): A 13-year-old boy is expected to undergo surgery Monday to remove a bullet still stuck in his arm after he was hit by stray gunfire in Portland's Cully Neighborhood.
Source: KATU 2 News    Date: July 7, 2018

Man shot multiple times in gang-related shooting (Portland, OR): A man suffered multiple gunshot wounds in a gang-related shooting in Northeast Portland Wednesday night.
Source: KOIN 6 News    Date: June 27, 2018

Portland Police Gang Enforcement Team working to curb violence (Portland, OR): Gang violence is becoming an all too familiar problem around Portland. "We had a large increase back in 2010 and it’s been pretty steady since. We had kind of a spike in 2015-16, down a little bit in '17 and it appears to be going up again here in '18," said Sgt. Ken Duilio of the Portland Police Gang Enforcement Team.
Source: KATU 2 News    Date: June 8, 2018

Gang-related shooting in SE Portland damages 2 homes (Portland, OR): A gang-related shooting damaged two homes in the Mount Tabor neighborhood on Tuesday afternoon.
Source: KOIN 6 News    Date: June 6, 2018

Portland police stepping up patrols in areas affected by gang violence (Portland, OR): Portland police are stepping up patrols in areas affected by gang violence, a bureau spokesman said Sunday. Police didn’t offer details about which areas would be staffed with extra officers or when those beefed-up patrols may have started.
Source: KPTV FOX 12 News    Date: May 21, 2018

Police chief orders team to halt use of active gang list (Portland, OR): Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw has directed her Gang Enforcement Team to stop maintaining a so-called secret list of active gang members. However, Multnomah County Chief Deputy District Attorney Kristen Snowden and other law enforcement officials say the list is essential for reducing gang violence.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: April 12, 2018

Portland gang members coming to Eugene, police say (Eugene, OR): Police in Eugene have increased their efforts to stop gang activity and dangerous gang members who they say are coming down from Portland. Officers say this is the worst the problem has ever been in the city. An undercover detective with Eugene police said gang activity has been increasing in our area over the past ten years.
Source: KEZI 9 News    Date: April 6, 2018

Map: Portland's 31 gang shootings this year clustered in specific neighborhoods (Portland, OR): Portland has experienced a rash of gang shootings in the past few months. New data from the Portland Police Bureau’s Gang Enforcement Team shows the shootings are grouped in distinct clusters in North, Northeast and downtown Portland.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8    Date: March 30, 2018

Police keep second list to track Portland gang members, new audit reveals (Portland, OR): Portland police still keep an informal list of active gang members despite purging a more formal directory of "designated" gang members last fall under fire from community critics, a new city audit has found.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: March 28, 2018

Portland gang enforcement officers talk safety following spike in crime (Portland, OR): Another gang-related shooting Tuesday afternoon in northeast Portland makes for nine gang shootings in last couple of weeks, according to Portland Police.
Source: KPTV FOX 12 News    Date: March 28, 2018

Police union defends gang team (Portland, OR): The union that represents rank-and-file Portland police officers is pushing back hard against two city audits released Wednesday that questioned the effectiveness and fairness of the Gang Enforcement Team.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: March 28, 2018

Shots fired in NE Portland; police believe gang-related (Portland, OR): Shots were fired in Northeast Portland Wednesday afternoon but no victims were found, according to Portland police. Witnesses told police it appeared people in two different vehicles were firing at each other and then drove away. Evidence of gunfire was found at the scene.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8    Date: March 28, 2018

Spike in gang shootings leaves Portland neighbors on edge (Portland, OR): Gang-related shootings in Portland are up slightly so far this year, according to the Portland Police Bureau. Fox 12 requested the data Thursday following a string of shootings in recent weeks.
Source: KPTV FOX 12 News    Date: March 23, 2018

Downtown Portland homicide has led to multiple gang shootings (Portland, OR): One person was injured in a shooting in Northeast Portland on Wednesday evening, police said. Officers responding to a report of gunfire found a wounded man near Northeast 79th Avenue and Glisan Street. Medics took the man to a hospital. Police expect him to survive.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8    Date: March 21, 2018

Portland police: Recent gang shootings connected to homicide (Portland, OR): A gang shooting in Northeast Portland on Wednesday evening is one of several connected to a man's homicide last month, police said.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8    Date: March 21, 2018

Court document: Salem boy shot, killed during fight between gangs (Salem, OR): A 17-year-old boy was shot and killed last month during an argument over graffiti between two gangs, according to a probable cause affidavit.
Source: KATU 2 News    Date: February 20, 2018

Inspired to Keep Others Out of Gangs (Portland, OR): Nicky Taylor’s personal story of growing up with gangs in Portland and then escaping from gangs, a story inextricably tied to the city’s history of murder and mayhem on the streets is now a half hour long documentary, “The Nicole Taylor Story, ” released last month on Amazon Prime.
Source: The Portland Observer    Date: February 13, 2018

Gov. Kate Brown pardons former Portland gang member turned mentor (Salem, OR): Gov. Kate Brown on Monday pardoned a former Portland gang member for a crime he committed 25 years ago, marking only the third time she has granted clemency in office.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: February 12, 2018

From gang shootings to the red carpet: Portland woman films documentary of her life (Portland, OR): A former gang member in Northeast Portland is getting national attention for her documentary about her life. "That's powerful, and I'm grateful because everybody can't tell your story the way you can tell your story," said Nicole Taylor. Taylor says she became involved with the Woodlawn Park Bloods when she was 16 years old, after a shooting broke out at her birthday party.
Source: KATU 2 News    Date: January 21, 2018

Salem man gets life in prison for fatal drive-by shooting (Salem, OR): A Salem man was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole Thursday for murdering a 25-year-old and firing at two teenagers during a 2016 drive-by shooting.
Source: Statesman Journal    Date: January 18, 2018

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