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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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MS-13 members killed with rocks, machetes and brought Pine-Sol to clean up, court papers say (Springfield, VA): On or near New Year’s Day, members of the MS-13 gang beat and stabbed a young Virginia man using rocks, tree limbs and machetes, then sank his body in the water with a rock, according to prosecutors in Alexandria federal court.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: September 12, 2017

Newport News gang member sentenced in 2012 homicide (Newport News, VA): A Newport News gang member who shot and killed the father of a young child was sentenced to more than 20 years in the state penitentiary, court officials said.
Source: Daily Press    Date: September 7, 2017

Suspect in Alexandria Teen’s Death Arrested in Georgia, Charged (Prince William County, VA): U.S. Marshals arrested a 28-year-old man Sunday and charged him with first degree murder in connection with the death of an 18-year-old from Alexandria.
Source: NBC4 Washington    Date: September 5, 2017

Five arrests in 2015 gang-related killing in Dale City (Dale City, VA): Detectives investigating a 2015 murder in Dale City have made five arrests over the past two weeks. All of the suspects and the victim had ties to the MS-13 street gang, Prince William police spokesperson Sgt. Jonathan Perok said Thursday.
Source: Inside NoVa    Date: August 31, 2017

Police warned after MS-13 gang initiations in Virginia (Bristol, VA): An area police department said they are concerned gang activity from Eastern Virginia could spread to the Tri-Cities. At the gas station, Betty Gross said she is cautious. “I’m constantly watching and I’m looking in when I’m pumping the gas and I’m always looking around,” said Gross.
Source: WJHL News    Date: August 27, 2017

As Norfolk killings rekindle fears of gang war, police chief says strategy to prevent it is working (Norfolk, VA): A gang leader forged a truce between warring neighborhoods after his friend was gunned down last year, but his own death this month is one of three 2017 homicides that could be connected to the conflict.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: August 24, 2017

3 arrested in connection to gang-related abduction of missing Fairfax County teen (Fairfax, VA): Fairfax County police said they have arrested three people connected to the disappearance of a missing 18-year-old that appears to be associated to gang activity.
Source: FOX 5 DC    Date: August 14, 2017

Killing outside Manassas bar was related to MS-13 gang, search warrant says (Fairfax County, VA): The killing of a man who was shot and stabbed to death outside a Manassas bar in April is related to the MS-13 street gang, according to a newly unsealed search warrant in Fairfax County.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: August 14, 2017

Portsmouth drug ring put 250K doses of heroin, fentanyl on streets of Hampton Roads, feds say after Monday raids (Portsmouth, VA): A single drug ring was responsible for putting more than 250,000 doses of heroin and the synthetic opioid fentanyl on the streets of Hampton Roads over the past decade, according to court documents and prosecutors.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: August 14, 2017

In wake of violent crime, schools push back against gang activity (Danville, VA): Realizing the school system is an integral part of a community effort to combat gang violence in Danville, city education leaders say they are ramping up training for administrators and imposing intervention tactics including a new code of conduct for students.
Source: Danville Register & Bee    Date: August 13, 2017

Norfolk police chief talks crime, gangs with 10 On Your Side (Norfolk, VA): A lot of people are in agreement that crime is a problem in Hampton Roads. There seems to be no perfect solution to end gun violence, but that doesn’t stop Norfolk’s police chief from making a plea to the public.
Source: WAVY 10 News    Date: August 10, 2017

Grant application to combat gangs kicked into high gear after weekend shooting (Danville, VA): The fatal shooting of a Danville teen over the weekend has kicked into high gear city halls’ efforts to combat illegal street gangs. After hearing of Sunday’s shooting, City Manager Ken Larking sent off an email that called for more urgency in seeking a solution.
Source: Danville Register & Bee    Date: August 9, 2017

Norfolk rapper shot to death at motel, causing fears of gang war (Norfolk, VA): A prominent Norfolk rapper was shot dead Tuesday morning at a motel on Military Highway, sparking fears that a gang war may explode.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: August 8, 2017

With Danville's 9th murder of the year, programs aim to keep kids safe (Danville, VA): There have been nine murders in Danville this year. Of those nine, nearly half of them involve teenagers or young adults under the age of 23. Police think some of the murders have ties to gang-activity.
Source: WSET 13 News    Date: August 7, 2017

Police: Danville slaying likely gang related (Danville, VA): Danville police said the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old rising high school senior early Sunday morning was likely gang related.
Source: The Roanoke Times    Date: August 7, 2017

NPD Gang Suppression Unit asking for community involvement (Norfolk, VA): After a violent weekend in Hampton Roads, police are hoping community members will get involved. The Norfolk Police Department is constantly working to stop violence and gang-related crimes. However, in the Gang Suppression Unit, things can be a little bit trickier.
Source: WAVY 10 News    Date: July 31, 2017

Suspected MS-13 gang member arrested in connection with 2 Houston-area murders (Arlington, VA): A suspected MS-13 gang member has been arrested in Arlington, Va. and charged in connection with two Houston-area fatal shootings.
Source: KHOU 11 News    Date: July 30, 2017

Five indicted in alleged Manassas gang killing (Prince William County, VA): Five men were indicted this month in Prince William County Circuit Court in connection to an alleged rival gang killing in Manassas in October 2016.
Source: Prince William Times    Date: July 28, 2017

Virginia may see federal funds in MS-13 crackdown (Northern VA): Law enforcement officers fighting gangs in Northern Virginia are surprised the White House picked New York for an event on Friday. The president is making a trip to Suffolk County, Long Island to address the Federal fight against one of the most violent transnational gangs, MS-13.
Source: WUSA 9 News    Date: July 27, 2017

Man arrested in Fairfax County gang-related stabbing (Fairfax County, VA): Police arrested a 21-year-old wanted in a gang-related stabbing in Fairfax County last week. Early Monday morning, police arrested 21-year-old Franklyn Isaac Cruz Flores, a Chantilly, Virginia, resident, after police say he was involved in a gang fight that ended in one man’s stabbing.
Source: WTOP News    Date: July 24, 2017

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