Gang-Related News Articles

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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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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

Teen boy charged in stabbing of student (El Paso, TX): In El Paso, Texas, a 15-year-old boy allegedly stabbed a 17-year-old student from El Paso High School. School officials believe that it was gang-related. The 15-year-old is being charged with attempted murder.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: March 7, 2003

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