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Teen couple injured in gang-related shooting (Portland, OR): The Portland police gang team is investigating two Thursday morning shootings. One of the shootings left a teen couple injured.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8    Date: December 1, 2016

Man wounded in Portland shooting; it was 3rd shooting of night; gang related? (Portland, OR): A man was shot and wounded early Saturday two blocks from the Multnomah County government building – the third shooting of the evening that police believe to be gang-related.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: November 26, 2016

Gang violence in 2016 unlikely to break record (Portland, OR): Gang violence in Portland is continuing to fall below last year’s record pace — although 2016 already is the second most violent year since such records were kept.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: November 10, 2016

Who's on Portland's gang list? (Portland, OR): Portland police collect information about gangs and the people, vehicles and addresses linked to them. It's often called the "gang list." The city policy that sets parameters for the controversial data-gathering project is 20 years old and now under review.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: November 4, 2016

Mentor programs steer teens away from gangs (Medford, OR): Troy Wohosky, a youth mentor and founder of the Spartan Boxing Gym, remembers the night a decade ago when he nearly threw away his life. A gang member at the time, Wohosky and three friends drove to Ashland for a party but were ambushed by two dozen rivals wielding Tasers, bats, bottles and a hammer.
Source: Mail Tribune    Date: October 24, 2016

Jackson County DA: 'The word is out' (Jackson County, OR): Police and prosecutors' zero-tolerance policy toward drive-by shootings appears to be paying off. After a spate of drive-by shootings in Medford in 2015, the city has had one drive-by shooting this year — and the two young men involved were caught, prosecuted and sentenced to prison within two months of the crime.
Source: Mail Tribune    Date: October 23, 2016

Gang violence might not break record (Portland, OR): 2016 has now officially recorded the second-highest level of gang violence in Portland — but the most recent trend is not on pace to top last year’s all-time high. The Portland Police Bureau’s Gang Enforcement Team has investigated 120 incidents of gang violence as of last Thursday.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: October 7, 2016

Portland police arrest two gang members, seize gun after traffic stop (Portland, OR): Portland police arrested three people, including two gang members, after a traffic stop on Monday night in Portland.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8    Date: September 27, 2016

18-year-old Salem man facing murder charge in shooting after gang-related confrontation (Salem, OR): An 18-year-old Salem man is facing a murder charge and two counts of attempted murder in shooting that happened after a gang-related confrontation Sunday, deputies said.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: September 26, 2016

Police: Two teens arrested for gang related attempted murder (Portland, OR): Police have arrested two teenagers in connection with a Wednesday morning shooting in Southeast Portland. McKeever Watkins Thompson, 19, and Nico Thomas, 16, are charged with attempted aggravated murder, attempted murder and unlawful use of a weapon.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: September 18, 2016

Oregon gangster gets 55 years for sanding off man's tattoo, other torture (Marion County, OR): An Oregon gangster found guilty of using a sandblaster on a man to remove his tattoos and inflicting other torture will be older than 100 years before he is eligible for release from prison.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: September 7, 2016

Happy Valley house party turns violent after suspected gang members show up (Happy Valley, OR): Police say more than a dozen suspected gang members showed up to a Happy Valley house party, flashed a gun and stole a car early Saturday morning. Investigators say the stolen car may have been used in a gang-related shooting later that night in Portland.
Source: KATU 2 News    Date: August 31, 2016

PPB: Gangs blamed for one of PDX’s most violent months (Portland, OR): August 2016 will go down as one of the most violent months in Portland since officials started keeping records, according to police. As of Monday, Portland police have investigated at least 105 acts of gang violence, 21 cases in August alone, Gang Enforcement Team Supervisor Sgt. Ken Duilio said.
Source: KOIN 6 News    Date: August 29, 2016

Police arrest suspects in alleged gang shooting (McMinnville, OR): McMinnville police announced Friday evening that they have arrested four people involved in an Aug. 6 alleged gang-related shooting. No one other than the alleged shooter was injured.
Source: News-Register    Date: August 19, 2016

Gang team may be trimmed as violence drops (Portland, OR): Gang violence has fallen sharply in Portland since April, when police contacted 105 known or suspected gang members on supervision, arresting 51 on a variety of charges and seizing 17 firearms, a quantity of drugs, and suspected drug money.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: August 18, 2016

Drive-by shooter gets 8 years (Medford, OR): A man captured last fall in Ohio for a west Medford gang drive-by shooting that struck a woman will serve eight years in prison after admitting to attempted murder with a firearm.
Source: Mail Tribune    Date: August 5, 2016

Jury: Man guilty of all 24 counts in 'Krude Rude Brood' gang torture-kidnappings (Portland, OR): A Portland jury Friday unanimously found a 45-year-old man guilty of torturing two fellow Krude Rude Brood gang associates after hearing gruesome testimony that he tried to remove a tattoo with an industrial sander and injected an overdose of heroin into one man's neck.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: August 5, 2016

Man gets prison for Medford drive-by shooting (Medford, OR): A Medford man with a history of gang violence was sentenced to 4½ years in prison Thursday after admitting to felony charges stemming from an October drive-by shooting near Union Park.
Source: Mail Tribune    Date: July 14, 2016

Grants to Reduce Gang Violence (Portland, OR): The Portland City Council voted to authorize $700,000 in grants to community organizations providing activities for at-risk youth to reduce gang violence. If approved, the grants will be offered to the Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center, the Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization - Africa House, Latino Network, Native American Youth and Family Center, the Boys & Girls Club of Portland Metropolitan Area, Self Enhancement, Inc., and REAP, Inc.
Source: The Skanner News    Date: July 7, 2016

Pair of shootings part of spike in gang violence, police say (Portland, OR): Howard Bowen thought he was hearing fireworks. “I was standing on my balcony when it happened, so I misread what was going on,” he said. It wasn’t until Bowen walked back into the living room of his fourth-floor apartment in the Glisan Court complex, that he saw the holes and the bullet, which had landed in his easy chair.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8    Date: June 30, 2016

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