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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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Portsmouth police arrest nine believed to be gang members (Portsmouth, VA): Nine suspected gang members have been indicted on drug charges, according to an email sent to the City Council. The email, sent to the council on Saturday by City Manager Lydia Pettis Patton, said the Portsmouth Police Department’s SWAT team, with the help of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Agency, served a high-risk search warrant.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: December 7, 2015

Movie depicts Richmond pastor's path out of heroin addiction, gang life (Richmond, VA): Victor is more than a name. It’s a statement of character in the life of Richmond pastor Victor Torres, who is the subject of a new movie “Victor” being shown at The Byrd Theatre tonight.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: December 7, 2015

Leader of Portsmouth gang sentenced to 16 years behind bars (Portsmouth, VA): The leader of Portsmouth’s Bloods Gang will spend the next 16 years behind bars after he pleaded guilty to drugs and gun charges. Theodore M. Vann, who is also called “Flatline,” was considered the highest ranking member of the Gorilla Mafia Piru, a gang based in the city of Portsmouth.
Source: WTKR NewsChannel 3    Date: November 16, 2015

Abduction Likely Gang Related (Manassas, VA): Investigators believe the abduction of a Manassas teen last week was likely gang related.
Source: ManassasPatch    Date: November 11, 2015

Virginia Teen Was Shot by Reputed Gang Member, Police Say (Loudoun County, VA): The 17-year-old boy accused of shooting and killing another teen at a school bus stop in Loudoun County, Virginia last month is a reputed gang member who believed he was killing a member of a rival gang, detectives said in court Thursday.
Source: NBC4 Washington    Date: November 5, 2015

Va. high school student was killed on orders from gang leaders in El Salvador (Loudoun County, VA): A 17-year-old MS-13 gang member known as “the Enforcer” of Sterling, Virginia, shot and killed a high school student on orders handed down from gang leaders in El Salvador because the boy had left the gang and joined a rival group, according to testimony given Thursday by law enforcement officials investigating the homicide.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: November 5, 2015

Leader of violent Portsmouth gang sentenced to life in federal prison (Norfolk, VA): Christopher "Killa" Smith had grand plans to take over the area's drug trade after getting out of prison in 2013, according to court documents. And within 10 months, the convicted felon believed he already was "king" of Portsmouth.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: October 31, 2015

Gang member sentenced to 16 years in 2013 shooting death (Newport Beach, VA): A gang member involved in a pair of Santa Ana shootings that left one woman dead and another permanently injured was sentenced in Harbor Court on Friday to 16 years in prison.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: October 30, 2015

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: Fauquier Times    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

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