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Police: Youth account for up to 70 percent of gang violence in Salt Lake County (Salt Lake County, UT): The majority of gang violence is caused by youth, according to the Unified Police Department’s Metro Gang Unit. Detective John Neron said up to 70 percent of his case load with the MGU is youth-related and most involve weapons charges, but could range from home invasion to homicide.
Source: KUTV Channel 2 News    Date: November 19, 2018

Weekend teen shooting was gang-related, police say (Riverdale, UT): A 15-year-old boy was shot and an 18-year-old man arrested in what police are calling a gang-related shooting over the weekend. The teen was walking along the sidewalk with another boy when they were shot at. The boy was shot in the leg, a Weber County Jail report states.
Source: Deseret News    Date: October 29, 2018

Man wanted by Metro Gang Unit shot, killed in Salt Lake City (Salt Lake City, UT): A man wanted by the Metro Gang Unit and U.S. marshals was shot and killed during a confrontation downtown with police late Thursday.
Source: KSL News    Date: October 19, 2018

Charges: Gang member charged in two recent shootings in Salt Lake County (Salt Lake City, UT): Charges were filed this week against a documented gang member who prosecutors say is responsible for two recent shootings in Salt Lake County.
Source: KSL News    Date: October 16, 2018

Experts at Ogden gang conference discuss 800-plus gang members in the area, drug use (Ogden, UT): Talks of local gangs and opioids headlined the second day of the 2018 Northern Utah Gang and Youth Violence Conference.
Source: Standard-Examiner    Date: October 4, 2018

Las Vegas shooting investigator headlines first day of Ogden gang conference (Ogden, UT): Days after the one-year anniversary of the concert shooting in Las Vegas, a police captain at the scene of the shooting shared his knowledge with community members in Ogden.
Source: Standard-Examiner    Date: October 3, 2018

Man convicted in killing of 7-year-old now faces rape charge (Salt Lake City,UT): One of three men sentenced to prison for killing a 7-year-old girl hit by a stray bullet during a gang-related drive-by shooting 10 years ago has now been charged in a gang-related kidnapping and rape.
Source: Deseret News    Date: October 2, 2018

'I had to change my ways': Man convicted in teen's high-profile killing granted parole (Draper, UT): A once-hardened gang member who shot and killed a 16-year-old girl in a case of mistaken identity nearly 20 years ago has been granted parole.
Source: Deseret News    Date: September 20, 2018

Kids from low-income areas play basketball to engage; avoid gangs (Salt Lake County, UT): Joshua Dent is twelve years old. He loves playing basketball with the Central City Ballers. “What it does for me, it helps me focus,” said Josh. He is at a critical age.
Source: KSTU FOX 13 News    Date: September 17, 2018

Utah police using latest technology to trace ballistic evidence to trigger pullers (Taylorsville, UT): Eight rounds from a gun hit a South Salt Lake home about midnight on June 30. Police relied on cutting-edge technology to match shell casings found at the scene of the drive-by shooting to the gun that fired the bullets and the Ogden man who allegedly pulled the trigger.
Source: Deseret News    Date: August 27, 2018

Attorneys, prosecutors argue motions in Titanic Crip Society alleged gang case (Ogden, UT): A number of motions and arguments were ruled on Monday in the case of alleged members of the Titanic Crip Society, or TCS, an alleged Ogden street gang accused of being a criminal conspiracy.
Source: Standard-Examiner    Date: August 14, 2018

Ogden man involved in ACLU gang injunction lawsuit accused of possessing meth (Ogden, UT): A plaintiff involved in an ongoing lawsuit against Weber County and the Weber County Attorney was arrested Friday and is accused of possessing methamphetamine.
Source: Standard-Examiner    Date: August 7, 2018

3 charged in series of gang-involved shootings in Layton (Layton, UT): Three people were charged Tuesday in connection with a series of shootings between rival gang members in Layton. Talia Chalise Aguinaga, 18, was charged in 2nd District Court with four counts of illegal discharge of a firearm, a second-degree felony, and obstructing justice, a class A misdemeanor.
Source: KSL News    Date: July 11, 2018

3 arrested in connection with alleged gang-related Layton shootings (Farmington, UT): Police have arrested two 18-year-olds and a juvenile in connection with multiple shootings in Layton that took place in previous weeks.
Source: Standard-Examiner    Date: July 5, 2018

At least 2 arrested in connection with gang shootings in Layton (Layton, UT): At least two people have been arrested in connection with a series of shootings between two rival gangs in Davis County.
Source: Deseret News    Date: July 3, 2018

Orem man accused of fatally shooting rival gang member takes plea deal (Provo, UT): A fourth person has taken a plea deal in a botched, gang-related robbery that ended in the shooting death of a 24-year-old man.
Source: Deseret News    Date: June 28, 2018

Charges filed against suspect in ‘gang-related’ shooting in Salt Lake City (Salt Lake City, UT): Initial charges have been filed against at least one suspect in what police say was a gang-related shooting on Thursday in Salt Lake City.
Source: Gephardt Daily    Date: June 9, 2018

Police ID suspects after ‘gang-related’ shooting in Salt Lake (Salt Lake City, UT): Officials have identified two suspects after a Thursday morning shooting in Salt Lake City that police believe was gang-related.
Source: Gephardt Daily    Date: June 7, 2018

Charges: Fleeing gang member had drugs, guns, 100 rounds of ammo (South Salt Lake, UT): A documented gang member was charged Tuesday with leading police on a chase, crashing into another car, and being in possession of drugs, guns and ammunition.
Source: Deseret News    Date: May 29, 2018

Gang member arrested for graffitiing cop cars, property (Spanish Fork, UT): Fingerprints on a can of spray paint lead to the arrest of a gang member in a felony graffiti case. Spanish Fork Police Department received a number of reports of graffiti throughout the night on April 27.
Source: KSTU FOX 13 News    Date: May 23, 2018

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