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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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Four charged with murder in car crash that killed two after gang-related Kearns shooting (Kearns, UT): A truck carrying four people fleeing the scene of a gang-related shooting crashed into a small car “without the brakes ever being applied,” say court documents filed Friday.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: September 30, 2017

2 gang members arrested after shooting and chase, police say (Salt Lake City, UT): A shooting and police chase ended with the arrest of one man and one juvenile male late Thursday. The pair, who police call gang members, were in a car and confronted some juveniles in a park near 500 N. Grant Street a little after 10 p.m., according to Salt Lake Police Lt. Dave Craycroft.
Source: KSL News    Date: September 29, 2017

Two men will sentenced to probation for lying to West Valley City police in gang-related murder case (West Valley City, UT): Two men acquitted of murder by a jury earlier this year will spend six years on probation for lying to police about a 2013 gang-related fatal shooting in West Valley City.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: September 27, 2017

Kearns students standing up to gang violence with green ribbons (Kearns, UT): In the last few weeks, gang violence in West Valley City and Kearns injured a handful of people and killed an innocent couple.
Source: KSTU FOX 13 News    Date: September 23, 2017

Teen shot in West Valley City after gang rivals show up at quinceanera (West Valley City, UT): A quinceanera in West Valley City took a less-than-festive turn Friday night when some unwanted guests showed up, an altercation ensued, and multiple shots were fired.
Source: Gephardt Daily    Date: September 23, 2017

Four suspects arrested for murder after two people killed in Kearns (Kearns, UT): Four suspects are facing murder charges after two people were killed and two others were seriously injured following a crash and shooting in Kearns Tuesday night, according to the Unified Police Department.
Source: KSTU FOX 13 News    Date: September 20, 2017

Gang unit plans to address Kearns community after several shootings (Kearns, UT): Gang detectives in Salt Lake County are planning a community meeting in Kearns, Utah, after three straight days of gang-related violence.
Source: KUTV Channel 2 News    Date: September 20, 2017

2 dead, 2 injured in Kearns shooting, car crash (Kearns, UT): A drive-by shooting and related crash left two people dead and injured two more Tuesday, police said, part of a string of gang-related gun violence in the suburb just southwest of Salt Lake City.
Source: Deseret News    Date: September 19, 2017

Utah State Prison inmate faces death penalty in brutal gang-related murder (Salt Lake City, UT): The Salt Lake County District Attorney’s office has filed notice it intends to seek the death penalty in the case of a Utah State Prison inmate charged with stabbing and kicking another prisoner to death.
Source: Gephardt Daily    Date: September 18, 2017

Teenager injured in Kearns shooting (Kearns, UT): Suspects in a car fired several rounds into a group of juveniles on Sunday morning in Kearns, according to police. According to witnesses at the scene, one group was wearing red and another group was wearing blue, which means the shooting might have involved gangs, Lohrke said.
Source: KSL News    Date: September 17, 2017

UPD: Kearns shooting likely gang-related (Kearns, UT): Gunfire rang out in a quite Kearns neighborhood around 10:40 a.m. Saturday. Police are still looking for a suspect, but say nobody was hit. According to Unified Police Department, a white male wearing red shot at others in blue, then took off in a dark colored late-model Dodge Caravan with a busted passenger window.
Source: KUTV Channel 2 News    Date: September 9, 2017

Utah judge finds probable cause for case targeting ‘Titanic Crip Society’ gang to move forward (Ogden, UT): An Ogden judge this week ruled that six criminal cases targeting alleged members of a small northern Utah gang can move forward to trial.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: September 7, 2017

Getaway driver in Provo gang killing sentenced to jail (Provo, UT): The getaway driver in a gang-related robbery that left one man dead was sentenced Wednesday to jail. Jerry Otis Hawley, 34, of Eagle Mountain, was ordered to serve one year in jail for attempted negligent homicide, reduced from a third-degree felony to a class A misdemeanor.
Source: Deseret News    Date: August 25, 2017

Man charged in gang-related shooting that killed 14-year-old (Salt Lake County, UT): An 18-year-old man was charged Monday with shooting and killing a 14-year-old boy in West Valley City earlier this month.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: August 21, 2017

Case challenging ‘extreme’ Ogden gang rules moves ahead (Salt Lake City, UT): A federal judge has refused to toss out a lawsuit from two Utah men who say they were falsely labeled as gang members under sweeping city rules that forbid alleged members of an Ogden street gang from being seen together in public.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: August 9, 2017

Federal grants power Northern Utah narcotics task forces (Ogden, UT): Utah police say their efforts to combat major drug rings would not be possible without yearly grants from a federal program that targets significant areas of narcotics trafficking.
Source: Standard Examiner    Date: August 3, 2017

Students learn to say no to gangs (West Jordan, UT): Students are being taught the dangers of joining gangs and are learning the skills to avoid them through Jordan District’s Choose Gang-Free Program.
Source: West Jordan Journal    Date: July 28, 2017

Utah prison inmate ordered to stand trial for gang-related prison murder (Salt Lake City, UT): "I already told you guys I did it," Ramon Luis Rivera told detectives last year, after he allegedly stabbed and stomped a fellow inmate to death at the Utah State Prison.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: July 27, 2017

Getaway driver in Provo gang robbery, shooting pleads guilty (Provo, UT): The alleged getaway driver for three people accused of killing a Provo man in a gang-related robbery and shooting has pleaded guilty.
Source: Deseret News    Date: July 19, 2017

Unified Police: shooting in Kearns is likely gang-related (Kearns, UT): Unified Police are searching for a suspect as well as the victim after a drive-by shooting overnight in Kearns.
Source: KSTU FOX 13 News    Date: June 2, 2017

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