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Social media 'gang war' fuels spike in drive-by shootings, Dallas chief says (Dallas, TX): Dallas police are shuffling resources, again, to combat a spike in drive-by shootings that the police chief blames on gang warfare, often fueled by social media.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: May 23, 2017

Dallas police chief: ‘There is a gang problem' (Dallas, TX): Two weeks after a FOX 4 investigation revealed the Dallas Gang Unit may be critically understaffed, the Dallas police chief admitted the city has a gang problem. Dallas Police Chief David Pughes says drive-by shootings are up 148 percent in the city. This comes after our investigation found that for a period in 2015 and most of 2016, the gang unit was actually taken off the gang beat.
Source: KDFW FOX 4 News    Date: May 22, 2017

Teen wounded in shooting after gang fight in north Fort Worth (Fort Worth, TX): A 19-year-old man was wounded in a shooting after a gang fight on Fort Worth’s north side Thursday afternoon, police said.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: May 18, 2017

Police: Gang activity led to Round Rock crime spree, Pflugerville murder (Pflugerville, TX): Evidence found at the scene of the 7-Eleven Robbery in Round Rock on May 10 led to the arrest of an 18-year-old believed to have murdered a man in a Pflugerville apartment complex’s parking lot the same morning.
Source: KXAN News    Date: May 16, 2017

Houston Area Law Officers Participate In Nationwide Sweep Of Gang Members (Houston, TX): Houston area law enforcement agencies took part in a six-week nationwide sweep that resulted in the arrest of more than 1,300 gang members nationwide, including as many as 200 in Texas, representing gang affiliations in the Crips, MS-13, and the Bloods, federal officials said Thursday.
Source: Houston Patch    Date: May 12, 2017

ICE-led gang operation leads to hundreds of arrests in Corpus Christi (Corpus Christi, TX): Hundreds of gang-related arrests were made in Corpus Christi during a six-week nationwide gang operation led by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations, officials said.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times    Date: May 11, 2017

Gang argument called spark in deadly shooting (El Paso, TX): An argument over gang affiliation allegedly sparked a shooting that killed a 21-year-old man in South El Paso during the weekend, court documents state.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: May 10, 2017

LSO: Drug, gang task force to coordinate law enforcement efforts under one roof (Lubbock County, TX): Lubbock County Sheriff Kelly Rowe calls it a significant problem across the South Plains: drug trafficking and organized crime activity. Just last weekend, LSO deputies arrested three men in Lamb County who are now facing charges of manufacturing and delivering 20 pounds of methamphetamine.
Source: KCBD NewsChannel 11    Date: May 10, 2017

HPD: Grandmother shot, killed in gang-related shooting (Houston, TX): Police say a grandmother was shot and killed while she slept during a gang-related drive-by shooting in north Houston overnight.
Source: KHOU 11 News    Date: May 8, 2017

Investigation: Dallas Police Gang Unit (Dallas, TX): A FOX 4 Investigation revealed that the Dallas police gang unit may be critically understaffed and the issue is affecting public safety, the city’s crime statistics and officer morale.
Source: KDFW FOX 4 News    Date: May 8, 2017

Violent Gang Member Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison (Victoria, TX): A violent gang member tied to a robbery at a Victoria game room has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.
Source: KAVU Newscenter 25    Date: April 27, 2017

Sheriff searching for wanted member of the Rolling 60's Crips Gang (Lubbokc, TX): The Lubbock County Sheriff's Office needs your assistance in locating 35-year-old Teon Laqume Briley. Briley is wanted for Federal Conspiracy to distribute and possess cocaine and cocaine base and unlawful use of a communications facility.
Source: KCBD NewsChannel 11    Date: April 26, 2017

Prison gang symbol linked to Spurs logo are affecting fan tattoo choices, according to local artists (San Antonio, TX): Spurs fans looking to show their team pride with a tattoo are changing their ink plans because of the logo's association with a local gang, local artists say. Laura Rosario, manager at Ring of Fire downtown, said when customers ask for a Spurs-related tattoo, artists give them a heads up.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: April 20, 2017

In response to violence, SAPD wants to hire 15 officers to address gang activity (San Antonio, TX): In response to a prolonged increase in violent crime, the San Antonio Police Department is asking the city to allocate $2 million to hire an additional 15 officers and buy seven patrol cars for the Street Crime Unit, which deals primarily with gang activity.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: April 18, 2017

Gorilla Mob 187 gang member suspected in San Luis Hotel shooting (Galveston, TX): Galveston police named a 21-year-old known gang member as a suspect in a shooting Sunday at the San Luis Hotel and Conference Center that left a security guard in critical condition.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: April 13, 2017

Girl caught in the middle of gang-related shooting in SW Houston (Houston, TX): An 11-year-old girl and two teen boys were rushed to the hospital after they were wounded in what investigators believe is a gang-related shooting on Wednesday afternoon.
Source: KHOU 11 News    Date: April 12, 2017

HPD to assign two squads to state's anti-gang effort (Houston, TX): The absence of the Houston Police Department and sheriff's office was glaring during a Monday morning news conference where Gov. Greg Abbott announced plans to ramp up anti-gang initiatives in Harris County. But HPD officials confirmed on Wednesday that it is in fact assigning two squads to the initiatives despite the governor's omission explaining just how local law enforcement would fit into the state's efforts.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: April 12, 2017

Longview students gather to talk youth violence prevention (Longview, TX): Chase Barber says he knows what it's like to be angry and to feel hurt or unloved. But the freshman at Pine Tree's P.A.C.E. Campus said he wants his peers to think about their decisions. "You're the only one that makes your decisions," he said. "It's not always easy to be the person who backs down from a fight or corrects his friends when they do wrong.
Source: Longview News-Journal    Date: April 8, 2017

Indictment Reveals Tri-City Bombers Valley-Based Operations (McAllen, TX): More than two dozen alleged gang members indicted on multiple federal charges have ties to the Rio Grande Valley. The alleged gang members face federal racketeering, drug distribution and money laundering charges, and are accused in a string of murders, attempted murders and robberies.
Source: KRGV 5 News    Date: April 8, 2017

Police see significant increase in gang-related crimes in El Paso this year (El Paso, TX): There has been a significant increase in gang-related crime in El Paso this year, according to police. The rise in gang-related crimes the first three months of 2017 has gone up since this time last year, police said.
Source: KFOX14 News    Date: April 5, 2017

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