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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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Shotgun pellets injure two (Utah): Two people were wounded from what police are calling a gang-related walk-by shooting. Officers were responding to a loud music call, when they heard three shots fired. The victims were helping someone move from an apartment when the shooting occurred. No further information was available.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: May 7, 2003

Man turns himself in to police after shooting (Midvale, UT): A suspect in a recent gang-related shooting in Midvale, Utah, turned himself in to police. The 21-year-old male allegedly shot and left one man in critical condition.
Source: Deseret News    Date: April 27, 2003

Police seek car, two men after drive-by shooting (Salt Lake City, UT): Two men are being sought by police following an alleged drive-by shooting. Two men in a vehicle pulled up beside two pedestrians. According to police, one of the suspects fired four shots through an open window of the car. Nobody was injured.
Source: Deseret News    Date: April 21, 2003

Asian gangs a scourge (Utah): A recent flurry of Asian gang-related activity has caused police to reassess their approach in thwarting future incidents involving the Tiny Oriental Posse (TOP) and Original Laotian Gangsters (OLG). The most recent violence occurred when members of OLG were shot at by two members of TOP, according to West Valley City police. A detective from the police gang unit says the violent nature of the decade-old feud between OLG and TOP is a major concern because battles between gang members occur in public places such as malls, major roadways, or the Utah Fun Dome in Murray.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: April 15, 2003

Police seeking gunman after Magna home hit (Magna, UT): Police are seeking a man they believe is responsible for a possible gang-related drive-by shooting. Several bullets hit a house, but the intended victim was not at home at the time of the shooting. No one was injured and police have recovered the car they believe was used in the shooting.
Source: Deseret News    Date: April 14, 2003

Man shot, hit by car (Ogden, UT): Ogden police are investigating a gang-related shooting that occurred after a man argued with two rival gang members. One of the the gang members pulled out a handgun and started firing, police said. The wounded victim was struck by a car while trying to get away. Two suspects are being sought.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: April 8, 2003

Four charged in home robbery (Sandy, UT): The Salt Lake District Attorney's Office has charged four known gang members following a home invasion robbery on March 26th. The men, ages 18 to 30, were originally charged with aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary, and theft, but they now face enhanced penalties because the crimes were gang-related.
Source: Deseret News    Date: April 3, 2003

Two boys, woman arrested in Fun Dome shooting (Murray, UT): Police have arrested two 16-year-old boys and a 19-year-old woman in connection with a shooting at the Utah Fun Dome. The three potentially face four counts of attempted criminal homicide, but formal charges may differ. Police believe that the incident was gang-related and that it stemmed from an earlier feud between two groups, which continued later at the Fun Dome.
Source: Deseret News     Date: March 31, 2003

Young boy injured in Fun Dome shooting (Murray, UT): Murray police reported a four-year-old boy was shot and four other persons were injured in what is believed to be a gang-related shooting. Two groups of people were reported arguing just before the shooting took place and then shots were fired at the entrance to the Fun Dome. Witnesses stated that teenagers ran to a nearby vehicle and drove wildly out of the parking lot immediately after the shooting. Investigation is undergoing.
Source: The Associated Press State & Local Wire    Date: March 30, 2003

Teen listed as stable after being shot at party (Ogden, UT): A 16-year-old boy was shot as he was standing in front of a home when seven shots were fired from a passing vehicle into a crowd. Six shots hit the house, and one hit the boy, police reported. Police believe the incident may have been gang-related, though it doesn't appear the victim is a gang member. The suspected shooter is possibly associated with the previous homeowner. It is unclear to police as to how many people were in the vehicle at the time of the shooting, and no arrests have been made.
Source: Deseret News    Date: March 30, 2003

Public Enemy No. 1 (Salt Lake City, UT): A 23-year-old member of an Asian gang is being sought by the Salt Lake area metro gang unit for attempted homicide during a drive-by shooting. The gang member was sitting in the passenger seat of a car that pulled up next to another car and fired several shots. No one was injured in this incident.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: March 21, 2003

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