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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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East Dallas child caught in gang-related gunfire (Dallas, TX): A 13-year-old boy, believed to be an innocent bystander, is seriously injured following gang-related gunfire Thursday night.
Source: WFAA Channel 8 News    Date: June 16, 2017

CCPD sees recent "trend" in increase of drive-by shootings (Corpus Christi, TX): Lt. John Hooper with the Corpus Christi Police Department says domestic violence accounts for some drive-by shootings but this month, gang violence appears to be the cause. Lt. Hooper said, "Sometimes, in stopping a crime trend, all you have to do is make one arrest."
Source: KRIS 6 News    Date: June 15, 2017

Fort Worth violent crime spikes as police, community advocates seek answers (Fort Worth, TX): Violent crime in Fort Worth has spiked this year, including a nearly 70 percent hike in homicides at one point, according to data put out this week by the police department.
Source: WFAA Channel 8 News    Date: June 14, 2017

Texas gang member captured after 2 years on the run (Austin, TX): A Texas gang member who was on the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive List since 2015 has been captured. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Agapito Salinas, 45, was arrested in Alma, Georgia, on Thursday, June 8.
Source: KETK NBC News    Date: June 14, 2017

Opening statements, testimony set to begin in gang-related murder trial (Edinburg, TX): Jurors will have to decide if a man accused of being the driver in a gang-related murder — did so under threat of death himself. Testimony is set to begin today in trial of Jorge Alberto Guajardo, who is accused as the driver in the shooting death of a Brownsville teen nearly two years ago.
Source: The Monitor    Date: June 12, 2017

Some residents say they plan on moving as gang activity is on the rise (El Paso, TX): People living in certain parts of El Paso said they're looking to move because of recent gang and drug activity. This comes one day after the El Paso Police Department released numbers showing an increase in gang-related activity so far in 2017.
Source: KDBC 4 News    Date: June 6, 2017

Trial begins for Fort Worth Bandido gang leader accused in rival’s death (Fort Worth, TX): Under heavy security, the trial started Monday for a Fort Worth motorcycle gang leader who authorities say in 2014 ordered the killing of a member of another gang.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: June 5, 2017

The most dangerous gangs in Texas (Texas): When it comes to gangs in Texas, four criminal organizations sit at the top of the heap for violence and lawlessness. That's according to a report released by the Texas Department of Public Safety earlier this year. The agency rated gangs in Texas by threat level, categorizing the largest groups into three different tiers.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: June 1, 2017

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

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