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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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Wichita Falls Gang Unit helped decrease gang activity (Wichita Falls, TX): The Texas Department of Public Safety's "Gang Assessment Report" ranked Wichita County as one of the areas where gangs are pretty active just below major cities.
Source: KAUZ NewsChannel 6    Date: July 26, 2017

Pair of MS-13 gang members sought in Houston-area slayings, officials say (Houston, TX): A pair of MS-13 gang members are being sought in connection with several homicides across the Houston region, according to authorities.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston    Date: July 26, 2017

Wichita Co. ranks above median for threat of gang activity (Wichita County, TX): Wichita County ranks slightly higher than the median in the state of Texas for gang activity, according to a recent report published by the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Source: Times Record News    Date: July 26, 2017

San Antonio home to most violent gang network in Texas, report says (San Antonio, TX): For the fourth year in a row, the Tango Blast gang network topped the list of Texas gangs that pose the greatest threat, a report from the Texas Department of Safety said.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News    Date: July 25, 2017

10 officers, sergeant transferred to Gang Unit as a result of rising gang violence (El Paso, TX): El Paso Police say they continue to see a significant spike in the number of gang related cases in the Borderland and they need the help of the public to turn that trend around.
Source: KVIA ABC 7 News    Date: July 14, 2017

Houston murders drop in first six months of 2017 despite upward tick nationwide (Houston, TX): Murders are rising across the country -- but not in Houston. New Orleans crime analyst Jeff Asher wrote on FiveThirtyEight today that big cities across the U.S. are experiencing a continued rise in murders.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: July 13, 2017

Gang cases in El Paso continue to rise in 2017 (El Paso, TX): El Paso Police say that gang-related cases in El Paso are continuing to rise, despite efforts to curb activity and outreach to the community to report suspicious activity.
Source: KTSM NewsChannel 9    Date: July 13, 2017

Gang member warns witness: “Snitches, they end up in ditches” (Fort Worth, TX): A gang member warned a witness in a 2016 homicide case “you know what happens to snitches, they end up in ditches,” and several other witnesses have been threatened as recently as a few weeks ago, according to court documents.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: July 10, 2017

Haverstock Hills residents hopeful about latest crackdown on crime (Houston, TX): Tammy Gooden got a plate of barbecue and watched the children play in the bounce house. As a resident of the Haverstock Hills apartment complex, Gooden knows the long struggle there with crime and gang violence.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: July 8, 2017

MS-13 gang member accused of killing high school student, rival gang member (Houston, TX): A known MS-13 gang member is behind bars after being accused of killing two people - a high school student and a member of a rival gang - in a three-day period in November. The MS-13 gang member, 23-year-old Jairo Chicas-Raimundo, was arrested Tuesday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: June 29, 2017

Push for harsher prison sentences as HPD crackdowns on gang violence (Houston, TX): The Houston Police Department and other Texas law enforcement agencies are partnering with the federal government in a new initiative targeting violent crime, officials announced during a news conference Thursday.
Source: KIAH 39 News    Date: June 29, 2017

MS-13 gang member facing 2 murder charges (Houston, TX): Houston homicide investigators have arrested and charged a member of the violent MS-13 street gang they said is responsible for the murder of a student at the Houston CAN Academy last November.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston    Date: June 28, 2017

Gang member threatens DA, witness' lives (Victoria, TX): On Monday, June 27, 2017, a Victoria County jury convicted 23 year old Luz Albert Hernandez, of engaging in organized crime activity to commit aggravated robbery and/ or aggravated assault and two counts of the aggravated robbery of the J.P. Game Room. This conviction was 8 weeks after Luz Albert Hernandez’ previous felony convictions for engaging in organized criminal activity and aggravated assault.
Source: Victoria Advocate    Date: June 27, 2017

Gang members sentenced to prison (Corpus Christi, TX): Seven members of a prison gang were sentenced to prison for involvement in a Racketeer Influence Corrupt Organization conspiracy.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times    Date: June 27, 2017

Gang member sentenced to 50 years in prison for 2015 murder of family member (San Antonio, TX): A judge sentenced a man to 50 years in prison on Friday for the murder of his cousin in 2015. In May 2016, 39-year-old Michael Whitley was sitting in the front of a home at the 300 block of Ferris Avenue, scratching off a lottery ticket when he was suddenly shot in the chest and head. When authorities arrived, he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Source: WOAI 4 News    Date: June 26, 2017

Indictment: Houston-based gang members ran five-state scam targeting rental cars (Houston, TX): The $40,000 car was stolen Jan. 2 from Alamo Rental Car in Texas and sold over the internet to an unsuspecting buyer — one of 33 vehicles worth more than $1 million taken by what federal authorities say was a sophisticated theft ring run across five states by a Houston-area street gang. The men — all from Houston or Missouri City and believed to be members of a Bloods gang offshoot — sold the cars for cash on CraigsList or OfferUp, then bragged about their exploits on Instagram and Twitter, according to federal prosecutors.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: June 23, 2017

Harris County sheriff's deputies searching for MS-13 gang member in girlfriend's shooting death (Harris County, TX): A man who used to brag about killing people as a member of the MS-13 street gang is now the prime suspect in the shooting death of his girlfriend, authorities said.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: June 22, 2017

Suspected gang member charged in Laredo auto-theft ring case (Laredo, TX): A suspected Hermanos Pistoleros Latinos gang member was recently arrested for his alleged involvement in an auto-theft ring that would bring vehicles from Central Texas to Mexico, according to records filed in a Laredo federal court.
Source: Laredo Morning Times    Date: June 19, 2017

Gang member arrested in eastside bar assault (El Paso, TX): A member of a criminal street gang has been arrested in connection with an assault that happened at an east El Paso bar in May, police said.
Source: KFOX14 News    Date: June 19, 2017

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

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