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Nine-year-old girl killed in South Dallas drive-by (Dallas, TX): A drive-by shooting in South Dallas left a 9-year-old girl dead. The girl was in the front yard of a home playing basketball when she was hit by the only bullet fired in the shooting. Police do not have any suspects, and the motive for the shooting is unknown. Police are also unsure who the intended target was.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: July 20, 2003

Bicyclist shoots and kills 22-year-old on West Side (San Antonio, TX): A 22-year-old man was killed when another man rode up on a bicycle and shot him at close range. Witnesses say that the shooter "parked his bike, got down, popped this guy." The gunman fled on his bicycle. Police say there is a strong possibility that the incident was gang-related. At least three witnesses were taken to police headquarters for questioning.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: July 19, 2003

Brother warned of gang danger (Fort Worth, TX): A man and woman, both 18, were fatally wounded when they were shot at Rosemont Park. Friends of the victims had an argument with a group of men as they left a convenience store earlier in the evening. Police say "they were throwing gang signs back and forth and gestures." The victims were at the park when their friends arrived. The group of men followed them and a fight broke out. The group of men left and returned, and a passenger in the back of the car fired once, striking the two victims in the head. A 21-year-old has been arrested, and other occupants of the car are being questioned. Police are trying to determine the suspect's gang history.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: July 18, 2003

Gang links eyed in shooting death (Bexar County, TX): The body of a 33-year-old man was found in a pickup in South Bexar County with multiple gunshot wounds. Officials say the victim was a gang member and had a criminal history that included assault and drug possession. Police suspect the killing may have been gang-related.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: July 11, 2003

Man killed in drive-by shooting (Dallas, TX) : Dallas police are investigating a drive-by shooting that killed a 20-year-old man and injured six others during an early-morning July Fourth party. Police have not identified any suspects but said the shooter may not have been a stranger.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: July 7, 2003

Man killed, woman hurt in nightclub shooting (Arlington, TX): Police say a possible gang-related shooting outside an Arlington nightclub left a 26-year-old man dead and a woman wounded. After a fight at the nightclub, gunfire ensued as the victim and others involved got into their vehicles. The woman who was wounded was at a nearby gas station when she was hit by a stray bullet. Police have no suspects.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: June 24, 2003

One killed, two wounded after talk of gangs (Houston, TX): Police are looking for the suspect who killed a 17-year-old male and wounded two males, ages 15 and 24. The suspect approached the three men who were standing in an apartment complex and asked them what gang they belonged to. After talking to them briefly, he shot them, police said. Police have a good description of the suspect.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: June 22, 2003

Police seek help in teen's shooting death (Garland, TX): A 16-year-old boy was fatally shot in what police suspect was a gang-related shooting. The boy was in a parking lot of El Mexicano, a local pool hall, when a shot was fired from someone in a car. Police have no suspects.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: June 22, 2003

An inkling of doubt (El Paso, TX): The El Paso Tattoo Removal Program, started in 1998 by the Texas Attorney General's office, has helped many former gang members remove their tattoos for minimal to no cost. Since its inception, the program has been instituted in 13 of the largest metropolitan areas in Texas. The program is made up of volunteers who donate their time to help former gang members change their old lifestyle. "One of requirements the Attorney General's office stipulated is that these tattoos have to be gang-related, and the person has had to have already left the gang life," said an officer of the El Paso Police Department's Gang Intelligence Unit. All applicants are interviewed and undergo an extensive background check which can take up to two months, depending on the equipment and staff available.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: June 18, 2003

The changing face of gangs (Corpus Christi, TX): Resources for fighting Corpus Christi gangs are being cut, and authorities fear that gang-fighting efforts may suffer. "We have two major corridors for drugs through this county and, without the task force, the dopers will win," said a sheriff. "It clearly gives gang leaders an open rein for dealing drugs." In addition to the Tri-County Task Force, budget cuts will also affect the Community Supervision and Corrections Department's Adult Probation unit and the Spotlight Officers who work in a follow-up program to check the spread of gangs. The probation department's loss of funds will not allow them to keep track of known gang members, officials said.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times    Date: June 16, 2003

Police seek two men in stabbing of 17-year-old boy (Corpus Christi, TX): Two men are being sought by police in connection with the gang-related stabbing of a 17-year-old teen at an apartment complex. According to witnesses, two men, 18 to 20 years old, were seen circling the property in an SUV.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times    Date: June 11, 2003

Teen, being sought for drive-by in Las Cruces, found in cabinet (Las Cruces, TX): Police arrested a 19-year-old man who allegedly shot three men in a drive-by shooting in Las Cruces. The three male victims, ages 19, 21, and 23, refused medical treatment, police said.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: June 2, 2003

Brothers charged in shootings (Houston, TX): Police have arrested and charged two brothers in the May 2 drive-by shootings of two other brothers in the Acres Homes community. The 19-year-old was charged with murdering a 17-year-old, and the older brother, 20, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for shooting the victim's brother.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: May 15, 2003

Two suspects in woman's death remain jailed (Corpus Christi, TX): Two men, ages 44 and 40, remain in the San Patricio County Jail charged with the murder in late March of a 23-year-old woman. An investigator said that the killing appears to be gang-related, noting that the murder victim associated with known gang members.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times    Date: May 7, 2003

Austin seeing more gang-related crime (Austin, TX): Authorities in Austin, Texas, have seen an increase in gang-related crime and violence in the first three months of 2003. A substantial number of incidents are thought to have been carried out by recently paroled gang members sent to prison in the late 1990s. Austin Police Department currently operates two gang units; one conducts long-term gang investigations and the other deals with gangs at a street level. Internal rivalries between the Crips and Bloods have been most prevalent so far this year, police said.
Source: Austin American-Statesman    Date: May 5, 2003

Teen killed, brother wounded in shooting (Houston, TX): A drive-by shooting in the Acres Homes community killed a 17-year-old boy and wounded his older brother, police said. The brothers and their friends were standing outside when a car drove up, and someone got out of the back of the car and shot at them. Police have no suspects in the case.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: May 4, 2003

Two agents caught in crossfire, wounded (Laredo, TX): Police are searching for an 18-year-old in connection to a drive-by shooting that occurred in West Laredo, Texas, involving two street gangs. Two agents with the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection were shot and wounded after responding to the call.
Source: The Associated Press State & Local Wire    Date: April 28, 2003

Teen was trying to turn life around (San Antonio, TX): A party at a San Antonio South Side home was the scene of a gang-related dispute in which a 17-year-old female was shot to death. The girl had recently been released from a Texas Youth Commission facility. Police reported that a second person, and possibly a third, were also injured. The shooters could not be identified but a partygoer told police that several men were playing pool in the garage when a second group of men arrived and began arguing with the pool players.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: April 22, 2003

Quiet neighborhood's Easter Sunday interrupted by gunfire (Corpus Christi, TX): Three men, between the ages of 21 and 27, were shot and one of them seriously injured during a drive-by shooting. According to police, more than four shots were fired at the victims' vehicle. No suspects have been arrested, and authorities have not determined whether this was a gang-related shooting.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times    Date: April 21, 2003

Three men injured in drive-by shooting (Houston, TX): Three men, ages 29, 20, and 23, were injured in a drive-by shooting in southeast Houston on April 6th, according to police. The suspect pulled up to the three men on a local freeway and shot at them. Two were shot and one was injured from flying glass.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: April 7, 2003

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