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Sterling Residents Talk Gang Prevention Following Fatal Shooting (Sterling, VA): More than 100 residents concerned about gang violence gathered at Park View High School on Tuesday night—two-and-a-half weeks after the school was on lockdown while authorities searched for suspects of a nearby shooting.
Source: Leesburg Today    Date: September 23, 2015

LCSO Responds to Issues Raised at Sterling Community Meeting (Loudoun County, VA): A well-attended meeting held by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office at Park View High School Tuesday night allowed residents to ask questions and raise concerns regarding public safety after recent incidents in the Sterling, Virginia area.
Source: VivaLoudoun    Date: September 23, 2015

Bond denied in gang-related shootings (Lynchburg, VA): A judge denied bond Thursday for a Lynchburg man facing charges in connection with a string of recent gang-related shootings in the city.
Source: The News & Advance    Date: September 17, 2015

44 minors taken to Newport News curfew center during first 60 days (Newport News, VA): During the first 60 days of its operation, 44 juveniles were taken to the city's curfew center on a total of 74 offenses, City Manager Jim Bourey wrote in a report to the City Council Friday.
Source: Daily Press    Date: September 12, 2015

Virginia school, buses vandalized with ‘MS-13’ gang tag after teen fatally shot (Loudoun County, VA): The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday identified an Ashburn teenager as a suspect in a series of vandalisms using the MS-13 gang tag that shook many in the Virginia county where a high school student was fatally shot last week. Three illegal immigrants from Mexico and El Salvador have been charged in the killing.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: September 9, 2015

Loudoun County high schooler’s slaying probed for gang-related ties (Loudoun County, VA): Three people have been charged in connection with the shooting death of a 17-year-old who fled poverty and violence in his native El Salvador only to be gunned down on his way to a school bus stop Friday morning in Loudoun County.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: September 5, 2015

Years-long investigation yields 37 gang member arrests in Va., Md. and D.C. (Richmond, VA): A multi-year investigation into the Nine Trey Gangsters Bloods criminal street gang finally came to a close Thursday after the final defendant in the district wide investigation pleaded guilty.
Source: WRIC 8 News    Date: September 4, 2015

Convicted gang members from Fauquier sentenced to over 100 years of prison (Fauquier County, VA): A multi-year investigation into the Nine Trey Gangsters Bloods criminal street gang, a set of the East Coast United Blood Nation, concluded yesterday as the final defendant in the district wide investigation pleaded guilty.
Source:     Date: September 4, 2015

Alleged gang boss denied bond in Lynchburg (Lynchburg, VA): A Lynchburg man police have identified as a leader of a gang connected to drug transactions and a string of recent shootings in the city was caught in the crossfire of two gangs when he was shot last month, a prosecutor said Monday.
Source: The Roanoke Times    Date: September 1, 2015

Lynchburg Authorities on Gang Intervention (Lynchburg, VA): From Galax to Radford, Roanoke,Richmond and Danville to Charlottesville gangs are in Virginia. Earlier this month there was a killing of a teen in Lynchburg that police say is gang related.
Source: WVTF Public Radio    Date: August 25, 2015

Suspected gang member sentenced for BB gun attacks in Danville (Danville, VA): A young man Danville police believe is a member of the Bloods gang “The 800” was sentenced for his involvement in several BB gun drive-bys.
Source: Danville Register & Bee    Date: August 25, 2015

Special task force works to curb gang activity in Lynchburg (Lynchburg, VA): The murder of high school student Jessie Paige has reminded people in Lynchburg that gang activity exists in their city, but police say it didn't show up overnight.
Source: WDBJ 7 News    Date: August 23, 2015

Newport News battles violence with youth job training (Newport News, VA): There’s a success story out of Newport News: hundreds of young adults successfully completed an enrichment program Friday. Newport News’ Summer Training and Enrichment Program (S.T.E.P.) is designed to help shape the minds and futures of young people, ages 16 to 24. It’s also helping a few of them earn a steady paycheck.
Source: WAVY 10 News    Date: August 21, 2015

Men arrested in relation to gang activity in Lynchburg have long criminal histories (Lynchburg, VA): Police made four arrests related to gang activity in Lynchburg, but aren’t saying the arrests were directly related to the shooting death of 16-year-old Jessie Paige.
Source: WSLS 10 News    Date: August 20, 2015

What you need to know: Gang Prevention/Identification Tips (Lynchburg, VA): Lynchburg police announced there are 20 gangs in the Hill City iin a news conference after the murder of teenager Jessie Paige. B.B. Shavers, Founder SHOPO Nation said,, "You will go to prison for multiple decades, they don't have any problem putting you there and if you're in a gang or labeled as part of a gang, you'll be there longer than a normal person."
Source: WSET 13 News    Date: August 19, 2015

Lynchburg officials: 16-year-old died in gang, drug related shooting (Lynchburg, VA): Lynchburg police say they are confident that the shooting death of a 16-year-old is connected to a series of other crimes.
Source: WDBJ 7 News    Date: August 18, 2015

Man with a rap sheet, gang ties gets jail for shooting (Accomack County, VA): A Parksley man with gang ties and multiple criminal convictions since he was 16 was sentenced for yet another crime after shooting into an occupied car and threatening police who arrived on the scene.
Source: Delmarva Now    Date: August 17, 2015

One dead, two injured in Lynchburg shooting (Lynchburg, VA): A 16-year-old male died after a shooting Saturday night in Lynchburg, police said. The shooting injured a 17-year-old male and a third victim, identified as Dakota Scott, 21, of Lynchburg.
Source: The News & Advance    Date: August 16, 2015

Court documents show Hampton home as hub of gang activity (Hampton, VA): 10 On Your Side has looked even deeper into the violent history of a Hampton home. We’ve been uncovering new details in the story behind 404 Greenbriar Avenue since Monday, when police say the Hampton SWAT team searched the home for stolen guns and gang activity.
Source: WAVY 10 News    Date: August 12, 2015

He mentored youths and won a college scholarship. Then he joined a gang. (Alexandria, VA): Even by prosecutors’ account, Brien Hughes had seemingly beaten the odds. The son of a drug-addicted mother and absent father whose first brush with the law came at age 14 found an outlet in football and mentoring youths. He graduated from high school — he says with a 3.5 grade-point average — and won a college scholarship.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: August 7, 2015

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