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Two more plead guilty for gang-related shooting in Medford (Medford, OR): Two men involved in a shooting on Narregan street in September 2015 pleaded guilty to riot. LaTraveon Wesley and Alonzo McBrown were set for trial Tuesday. Wesley took a guilty plea bargain for riot and conspiracy.He will serve just more than two years in prison.
Source: KTVL 10 News    Date: April 26, 2016

Phoenix teen sentenced to prison for gang-related shooting (Jackson County, OR): A Phoenix teenager will spend more than seven years in prison for firing three shots during a gang-related riot outside a west Medford apartment complex in September.
Source: Mail Tribune    Date: April 25, 2016

Portland Police upping ante as gang violence surges (Portland, OR): Even just minutes into a ride-along, it’s not tough for Portland Police Officer Andy Polas to point out several areas recently hit by gang violence. “A few months ago we had one right here at this intersection,” Polas said from the passenger seat of the police cruiser in northeast Portland.
Source: KPTV FOX 12 News    Date: April 22, 2016

Gang violence continues rising despite prevention efforts (Portland, OR): Gang violence in Portland is continue to run ahead of last year's record levels, despite an increased focus by the police to prevent it. Around 20 people suspected of having been involved in gang related incidents have been arrested over the past two weeks on weapon and other charges. Thursday night, five people were arrested and four guns were seized at a gathering in Brentwood Park in Southeast Portland with known gang associates.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: April 22, 2016

Man wounded in suspected gang shooting at Jantzen Beach (Portland, OR): A 20-year-old man was wounded in a suspected gang related at Jantzen Beach on Saturday evening. The name of the victim was not immediately available. His injuries are described as serious.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: April 17, 2016

Mother, son share story of gang violence (Portland, OR): Vince Jones wants to help the Rockwood community have the tough conversations like the ones he wishes he had the chance to have with his brother who was shot to death outside a Rockwood apartment complex in 2013.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: April 15, 2016

Suspected Gang Shootings Are on the Rise Again (Portland, OR): "I was here 14 years ago, and it's still happening," said Perlia Bell, flanked by a small group of women who have lost loved ones to gang violence, on a sunny Thursday morning in North Portland's Peninsula Park.
Source: The Portland Mercury    Date: April 13, 2016

Shootings peak as cop shortage grows (Portland, OR): Bullets are flying in Portland at a record pace, and it’s not even summertime, when gang violence hits its peak. Officials say the tit-for-tat epidemic of shootings between gangs has reached a new level — even as the staffing shortage among Portland police appears poised to get worse.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: April 12, 2016

'It's a threat to the whole community': Portland gang shootings on the rise (Portland, OR): Portland Police expect 2016 to be another record-breaking year for gang violence, after already responding to dozens of those incidents in the first three months of the year. Since January 1, there have been 47 gang-related shootings in Portland. The same time period last year saw 42.
Source: KATU 2 News    Date: April 10, 2016

Portland Police plan to tackle growing gang violence by getting guns off the street (Portland, OR): Though gang shootings are up 25 percent so far this year compared to the same time in 2015, Portland Police say they don't plan on making systemic changes to curb the problem.
Source: KATU 2 News    Date: April 7, 2016

City to unveil new plan to tackle Portland gang violence (Portland, OR): Community leaders, Portland city officials and victims of gun violence will be gathering for a news conference Thursday morning at North Portland's Peninsula Park.
Source: KATU 2 News    Date: April 6, 2016

Police: Gang members younger than ever (Portland, OR): Twenty-four hours after shots rang out in a Northeast Portland McDonald’s parking lot, people living and working nearby say it’s too surreal to comprehend.
Source:    Date: April 5, 2016

Mayor Calls Gang Violence A Crisis (Portland, OR): Mayor Charlie Hales says Portland has a gang violence crisis. He points to a shooting that wounded two people at a McDonald’s drive through Monday and a recent shooting that resulted in 40 shots fired into a house. He says Portland is on track to break last year’s record of gang violence. He says 15 people were killed last year, 73 wounded and a thousand shots were fired in gang related incidents.
Source: KXL News    Date: April 5, 2016

Gang violence up, number of officers down (Portland, OR): Portland residents are expressing concern Monday morning after instances of gang violence over the weekend. Over the weekend several Portland homes were hit with bullets in gang-related shootings. There have been more than 40 gang violence situations already this year.
Source: KOIN 6 News    Date: April 4, 2016

Gang violence grows in Portland as weather turns nice (Portland, OR): Portland's first weekend of nice weather in 2016 brings back a trend the city is now used to seeing: more gang-related shootings. Police know the summer will challenge them, and they want the public's help to curb the violence.
Source: KATU 2 News    Date: April 4, 2016

Party with rival gang members preceded Saturday’s deadly shooting (Portland, OR): The last words from Tony Jimenez of Pendleton may have been to warn a friend about a man with a gun. The friend, Beau Welch, 31, took a bullet above his left ankle. Jimenez, 27, was shot in the head and died.
Source: East Oregonian    Date: March 22, 2016

Gang gunfire erupts at Rosewood Center (East Portland, OR): More than two dozen gunshots rang out, wounding four known victims – on Saturday, March 12, at the Rosewood Community Center, 16126 SE Stark Street. “There was shooting and screaming, and people running all around,” recalled Jamie Lopez, who said he was waiting for a bus when the violence occurred at about 10:30 p.m. that evening.
Source: East PDX News    Date: March 19, 2016

MADGE: Four arrested during residence contacts (Medford, OR): Officials arrested four during a series of residence contacts with alleged known criminal street gang members on March 10, according to a Medford Area Drug & Gang Enforcement team press release.
Source: KTVL 10 News    Date: March 17, 2016

Four wounded in gang shooting at Portland community center (Portland, OR): Four young people were wounded during a shooting between rival gang members during a birthday party at a Southeast Portland community center, police said.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8    Date: March 14, 2016

A Look into Gang Prevention Programs in Schools (Medford, OR): Medford police continue to investigate the MADGE arrests we first told you about on Thursday. Four people, all in their 20s, were arrested less than 1,000 feet from North Medford High School.
Source: KDRV 12 News    Date: March 4, 2016

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