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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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One injured in shooting on busy San Antonio street (San Antonio, TX): A carload of gang members armed with machine guns shot wildly at a vehicle on a busy street before the car they were chasing stopped and one of the occupants was shot several times in the head, authorities said.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: April 22, 2008

Gang violence main topic at PIP meeting (Kingwood, TX): Glenn Smart, a sergeant with Houston Police Department's Gang Division, said violent gang activity in the Houston area is on the rise.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: April 22, 2008

Murder, pregnant woman's stabbing linked to East Houston gang (Houston, TX): The stabbing of a pregnant woman and a murder not far away were both part of a violent weekend crime spree.
Source: KHOU 11 News    Date: April 1, 2008

Grant could help Austin police with gangs (Austin, TX): Austin and Austin Independent School District police are celebrating a new $180,000 federal grant that will let them talk to one another more easily.
Source: KVUE News    Date: March 24, 2008

Panel seeks to stem youth violence (Arlington, TX): A new police advisory panel is working to increase communication among agencies that work with Arlington youths to try to stem youth violence.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: March 24, 2008

Police say Fort Worth shootings are gang-related (Fort Worth, TX): One man has been arrested and two others are still being sought in connection with two overnight shootings that police believe were gang-related.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: March 6, 2008

Shooting victim's cousin wounded (San Antonio, TX): Late Monday afternoon, the 400 block of Blaine stood as a grim reminder of the aftermath of teenage gang violence. As they did last week, when a 15-year-old boy was gunned down on the same block, tearful neighbors gathered again on the corner.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: February 26, 2008

As girl is shot, cops cite 'spike' by gangs (San Antonio, TX): As his 8-year-old daughter recovered from a gunshot wound seemingly intended for his 17-year-old son, Jesus Garza stood in his front yard Thursday, rolling a bullet between his fingers.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: February 15, 2008

Westbury students' slayings prompt call to action (Houston, TX): The recent slayings of two Westbury High School students spurred police, church leaders and school officials on Tuesday to pledge a joint effort against gang violence in that southwest Houston neighborhood.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: February 12, 2008

Arlington increases its efforts to curb youth violence (Arlington, TX): A recent spate of youth violence has spurred another wave of meetings to address the problem. Arlington City Councilman Robert Rivera has scheduled a news conference today to encourage residents to help Arlington nonprofit groups steer youths toward nonviolent activities.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: February 8, 2008

Alleged gang member arrested entering U.S. (El Paso, TX): A woman accused of being a member of the violent Barrio Azteca gang was denied bail Thursday at her first court appearance on a federal racketeering indictment.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: February 7, 2008

Three teens injured in shooting at party (Arlington, TX): Three teens were shot at a party in far south Arlington late Saturday during what police say may have been a dispute between rival gangs.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: February 4, 2008

Five more alleged prison gang members arrested in RICO case (El Paso, TX): Five alleged members of the violent Barrio Azteca gang have been arrested on a federal indictment alleging 11 RICO counts, the FBI announced Thursday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: January 31, 2008

23 Suspected Texas Gang Members Indicted (San Antonio, TX): Twenty-three suspected members of a Texas prison gang were accused of racketeering in connection with the slayings of 22 people, according to a federal indictment released Wednesday.
Source: The Associated Press    Date: January 30, 2008

Gangs vs. coyotes could mean more Houston gun battles (Houston, TX): In the middle of the day, on a busy street corner, a frightening shootout erupted last April between organized gang members and human smugglers.
Source: KHOU 11 News    Date: January 23, 2008

Police: Two charged in drive-by shooting (Wichita Falls, TX): Police claim two men with connections to the Varrio Carnales gang drove by a house in the 1900 block of Polk firing weapons and striking the structure, according to arrest warrant affidavit paperwork.
Source: Times Record News    Date: January 23, 2008

Cops: Teen gang made girls prostitutes (Fort Worth, TX): Several teenage gang members have been arrested on suspicion of forcing girls as young as 12 into a prostitution ring, police said Tuesday.
Source: The Associated Press    Date: January 15, 2008

Two more arrested in gang probe, including one facing murder charge (El Paso, TX): Two more men were arrested Friday in a four-year investigation of a violent Texas gang, giving federal prosecutors now seven indicted suspects in their case that allegedly links the Barrio Azteca to a powerful Mexican drug cartel.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: January 11, 2008

Five members of violent prison gang arrested on RICO charges (El Paso, TX): Five members of the violent Barrio Azteca gang have been arrested on a federal indictment alleging 11 RICO counts, the U.S. Attorney's Office in El Paso announced Thursday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: January 10, 2008

Mara Salvatrucha gang member caught in El Paso (El Paso, TX): A member of the Mara Salvatrucha caught in El Paso was among a dozen members of the violent trans-national street gang stopped during law enforcement operations along the Texas-Mexico border, the Texas governor's office said recently.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: December 12, 2007

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