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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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Utah gang violence rising, officials say (Sandy, UT): One of the messages at this year's Utah Gang Conference at the South Towne Expo Center is that violent gang activity is on the rise again in the Beehive State.
Source: Deseret News    Date: March 5, 2005

Six shots are fired during gang fight (West Valley City, UT): A 19-year-old man allegedly fired about six rounds at another man - missing each time - during a gang-related fight outside some homes in West Valley City.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: March 5, 2005

Utahns urged to stop spread of gangs (Salt Lake City, Utah): Gang violence is on the upswing in the Salt Lake area and law enforcement officers, educators and even parents need to continue more than ever to work together to prevent it from spreading.
Source: Deseret News    Date: March 4, 2005

S.L. area gang unit measures success of Public Enemy Program (Salt Lake CIty, UT): Public Enemy Number One is a program designed to catch Utah's most dangerous criminals. You've seen them profiled on our newscasts.
Source: KSL News    Date: March 2, 2005

Bill to shield kids from gang members might be used in polygamy crackdown (Salt Lake City, UT): Kearns Republican Rep. Eric Hutchings is taking a swipe at street gangs and the crimes they commit.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: February 17, 2005

After stabbing, Gunnison facility is locked down (Utah): The Central Utah Correctional Facility was placed on lockdown Saturday after an inmate was stabbed in what prison officials are calling a gang-related attack.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: February 3, 2005

16-year-old boy avoids life-threatening (Salt Lake City, UT): A 16-year-old boy was stabbed seven times in the chest Sunday morning but authorities said he didn't suffer any life-threatening injuries.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: January 31, 2005

Pacific Islanders get tips on avoiding gangs (Salt Lake City, UT): Brandon Fiame is a 14-year-old from Salt Lake City. He could have gone to a basketball game Saturday, but he spent his morning and afternoon at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center learning how to avoid joining a gang.
Source: Deseret News    Date: January 30, 2005

S. L. City shooting victim had a criminal record (Salt Lake City, UT): A man shot through the head in the parking lot of a Salt Lake City apartment complex was a suspected gang member who had sporadic troubles with the law.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: December 14, 2004

Gang members' friend threatens lawyer (Salt Lake City, UT) : A woman was arrested and jailed yesterday on charges of threatening a federal prosecutor handling the racketeering case against a violent gang. April Dowding was indicted yesterday for threatening an attorney.
Source: KSL News    Date: December 9, 2004

Two shoot it out in 7-Eleven lot (Taylorsville, UT): A gang-related shootout in the parking lot of a Taylorsville 7-Eleven Monday night landed one man in jail and had the Salt Lake Metro Gang Unit looking for at least one other person Tuesday.
Source: Deseret News    Date: November 3, 2004

Neighbors tried, couldn't save victim (West Valley City, UT): A series of semi-automatic gunshots cut through the rain late Wednesday, killing a 16-year-old boy outside a West Valley City fourplex. Sang Ba Nguyen fell to one knee after bullets struck him in the torso and head.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: October 29, 2004

Quarrel heats up, man shot to death (Salt Lake City, UT): Jenny Wood saw it only briefly, but the image stayed with her: a man, his face awash in what seemed to be confusion, staring at another man, who was holding a gun. But several hours passed before she realized she had witnessed a homicide.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: October 22, 2004

Ogden police say gangs involved in shooting (Ogden, UT): Ogden police Monday said a weekend shooting that left a man in serious but stable condition was likely gang-related.
Source: Deseret News    Date: October 6, 2004

WV drive-by shooting may be gang-related (West Valley, UT): A 17-year-old West Valley boy was shot but not critically wounded in a drive-by shooting Saturday. The boy was a passenger in a car headed north on 4000 West at the intersection of 3390 South when the shooting occurred at about 5 p.m., West Valley City Police Sgt. Julia Jorgensen said.
Source: Deseret News    Date: September 20, 2004

Arrests may have foiled home invasion robbery (Salt Lake County, UT): Three men believed to be members of a violent Salt Lake County street gang were arrested Tuesday morning just as they were apparently about to commit a home invasion robbery.
Source: Deseret News    Date: August 5, 2004

Kearns gang member tops public enemy list (Salt Lake City, UT): A member of a Kearns street gang has been named this week's Public Enemy No. 1 by the Salt Lake Area Gang Project.
Source: Deseret News    Date: July 18, 2004

At least 3 injured in 2 S.L. shootings (Salt Lake City, UT): Salt Lake police were investigating two shootings that occurred within 30 minutes early Sunday and left at least three people injured. A mother in her mid-30s, her 13-year-old daughter and possibly a third person, who fled, were shot about 12:30 a.m. at a house near 900 North and 900 West.
Source: Deseret News    Date: June 28, 2004

Officer arrests 2 carrying gun in park (Salt Lake City, UT): Salt Lake City's efforts to crack down on people carrying guns in public parks paid off over the weekend. An observant Salt Lake police officer arrested two admitted gang members Sunday near the Peace Gardens in Jordan Park, 1000 South and 900 West, after he caught them carrying a gun.
Source: Deseret News    Date: June 22, 2004

Shooting shakes 'heart of the city' (Salt Lake City, UT): Seven riders were finding their steeds on the merry-go-round, groups of families and friends were laying out picnic dinners, and Clark Clements was transitioning into the second verse of a love ballad on his guitar. Two shots were fired. A short pause, then a third. And a pleasant afternoon at Liberty Park turned chaotic.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: June 7, 2004

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