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Possible gang shooting kills one (Killeen, TX): A 19-year-old man died and a 20-year-old man was wounded in what police believe was a gang-related shooting. According to police, the shooting occurred after a dispute involving several people. Investigation is continuing.
Source: Austin American-Statesman    Date: September 23, 2003

Taft man is jailed in ranch killing (Taft, TX): A 35-year-old man was arrested and charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of a 40-year-old man at a ranch bunkhouse near Taft. Police believe the shooting was probably a gang-related execution, as the victim had a criminal record involving gang activity. Three more suspects are being sought by sheriff's investigators. After the attackers followed the man into a house and found him in a closet, one man shot him several times. Two witnesses remained in protective custody.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times    Date: September 11, 2003

Man injured in shooting (Corpus Christi, TX): Corpus Christi police are investigating a shooting incident that left one man with several pellet gun wounds to the face. No arrests or charges had been issued, but police did say that the incident could be gang related. The suspect or suspects could face aggravated assault charges.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times    Date: September 8, 2003

West Side shooting (San Antonio, TX): A man was shot and killed as he broke into a West Side home. The homeowner and his son, ages 51 and 26 respectively, suffered wounds but were reported in good condition. Police are investigating whether or not the shooting was gang related.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: August 27, 2003

Man killed in shootout between rival gangs (Houston, TX): A 22-year-old man was killed when feuding street gangs got into a shootout and car chase in southwest Houston, police said. The victim and three fellow gang members, who were riding in a van, were involved in a drive-by shooting which targeted rival gang members. After firing the shots, the four sped away, but rival gang members chased them, police said. The groups traded shots with each other during the pursuit, and the victim was hit. Survivors in the van were questioned and placed in the city jail for further investigation.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: August 17, 2003

Inmates receive minor injuries during fight at Harris County Jail (Harris County, TX): Eleven inmates received minor injuries after a fight broke out among them in a cell block at the Harris County Jail. Eight of the inmates were treated at a jail clinic while three others were taken to a local hospital. No deputies were injured and no weapons were used by the inmates. Authorities are still investigating what caused the fight, but say it could be gang-related. Investigation of the incident is ongoing.
Source: The Associated Press State & Local Wire    Date: August 14, 2003

Convicted killer gets life in slayings at video store (Houston, TX): A 24-year-old ex-gang member's life was spared when 10 out of 12 jurors decided that his troubled youth contributed to a double murder he committed while robbing a video store. Instead of the death penalty, the man was sentenced to life in prison for the slayings of a 26-year-old woman and an 18-year-old Nigerian immigrant.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: August 8, 2003

Two sisters are wounded in apartment drive-by (Houston, TX): Two sisters, ages 20 and 14, were wounded in a drive-by shooting at a southeast Houston apartment complex. Police have a description of the car used in the shooting, but have no suspects.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: August 7, 2003

Taft gang feud claims teen's life (Taft, TX): A 17-year-old male was fatally shot in a possible gang-related drive-by shooting, officials said. Law enforcement officers and the victim's family both say the shooting was a result of a feud between two gangs. San Patricio County sheriff's deputies arrested a 21-year-old and charged him with murder. Warrants were also issued for four other males, ages 18, 19, 20, and 21. All are charged with murder.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times    Date: August 7, 2003

Arrests made in Devine area slaying (Devine, TX): Authorities arrested three suspects, ages 22, 27, and 28, on capital murder charges in the May 4 ambush slaying of two Medina County men, ages 20 and 27. A 26-year-old man was jailed a week earlier on the same charges. Officials say the killings appeared to be payback for an earlier shooting of a man outside the Horseshoe Inn in Natalia.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: August 7, 2003

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

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