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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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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

Police seek two men in stabbing of 17-year-old boy (Corpus Christi, TX): Two men are being sought by police in connection with the gang-related stabbing of a 17-year-old teen at an apartment complex. According to witnesses, two men, 18 to 20 years old, were seen circling the property in an SUV.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times    Date: June 11, 2003

Teen, being sought for drive-by in Las Cruces, found in cabinet (Las Cruces, TX): Police arrested a 19-year-old man who allegedly shot three men in a drive-by shooting in Las Cruces. The three male victims, ages 19, 21, and 23, refused medical treatment, police said.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: June 2, 2003

Brothers charged in shootings (Houston, TX): Police have arrested and charged two brothers in the May 2 drive-by shootings of two other brothers in the Acres Homes community. The 19-year-old was charged with murdering a 17-year-old, and the older brother, 20, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for shooting the victim's brother.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: May 15, 2003

Two suspects in woman's death remain jailed (Corpus Christi, TX): Two men, ages 44 and 40, remain in the San Patricio County Jail charged with the murder in late March of a 23-year-old woman. An investigator said that the killing appears to be gang-related, noting that the murder victim associated with known gang members.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times    Date: May 7, 2003

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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