Gang-Related News Articles
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57-year-old woman killed in Uptown shooting (Chicago, IL): A 57-year-old woman was killed and a 58-year-old man wounded in a shooting in the Uptown neighborhood Wednesday afternoon on the North Side, police said.
Source: FOX 32 News Date: August 3, 2016
Shootings surge in Salinas as 17-year-old boy murdered (Salinas, CA): A 17-year-old Salinas boy was shot on C Street near Mae Avenue in Salinas just before 1 p.m. Wednesday. "While the victim was able to speak to officers upon our arrival, his condition quickly deteriorated as medical personnel attempted to save his life," police Sgt. Christopher Lane said.
Source: KSBW 8 News Date: August 3, 2016
25 Alleged Gang Members Charged In Connection With Crown Heights Turf War (Brooklyn, NY): Twenty-five teenagers and young adults allegedly connected to gangs in Crown Heights were charged in Brooklyn this week. The Brooklyn District Attorney's office said Wednesday that the rival groups, the Lincoln Family and the Bergen Family (which also goes by 2605 on Facebook), were allegedly involved in the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Jaquay (Queezy) Bennett outside of his home on St. Mark's Place last January, as well as seven other shootings in the neighborhood since October 2013.
Source: Gothamist Date: August 3, 2016
S.W.A.G.V. is Helping to Save Lives (Los Angeles, CA): Gangs remain a constant threat for many youth in inner city neighborhoods, but in the West Adams area of South Los Angeles, a non-profit organization called Sistas Working Against Gang Violence (S.W.A.G.V.) is on a mission to prevent young people from joining gangs.
Source: Los Angeles Sentinel Date: August 3, 2016
15-year-old girl dead, 2 injured in DeKalb County shootout (DeKalb County, GA): A grieving mother says her daughter was just shy of turning 16 years old when she was caught in the crossfire of a drive-by shooting outside a DeKalb County convenience store Wednesday morning.
Source: WSB-TV 2 News Date: August 3, 2016
Police: More than 100 rounds fired in LoDo gang shootout; dead victim ID’d (Denver, CO): More than 100 rounds were fired in a parking lot that left one person dead in an early-morning shooting in lower downtown, the Denver Police Department said Monday. Police said the confrontation involved several gang members and that two victims were shot in the 1800 block of Market Street just after midnight Saturday.
Source: KDVR 31 News Date: August 2, 2016
Separate trial ordered for Portage man in Two Six gang case (Hammond, IN): A Portage man accused of conspiring with several alleged members of the Two Six Nation street gang won a bid Monday to be tried separately from several co-defendants.
Source: The Times Date: August 2, 2016
Judge refuses to grant new trial for E.C. gang member (Hammond, IN): A member of the Imperial Gangsters street gang in East Chicago has lost his bid to overturn his convictions for murder and racketeering.
Source: The Times Date: August 2, 2016
NC police capture gang member, who was sought in man’s murder (Laurinburg, NC): The Laurinburg Police Department captured a known gang member wanted in a murder that happened in June. Andre Lamar Johnson, 28, is a validated “Crip” gang member and was sought in the murder of Raheem Anthony Brown, Laurinburg Police said.
Source: WNCN News Date: August 2, 2016
School safety committee to tackle violence, cyber bullying (Wilmington, DE): A newly appointed 23-person committee of educators, public safety officials and lawmakers will try to tackle school safety statewide by mid-October.
Source: The News Journal Date: August 2, 2016
Wannabe gang member knifes stranger in neck: ‘He wanted street cred!’ (Garden Grove, CA): A 23-year-old aspiring gang member ran up to a stranger in Garden Grove and fatally stabbed him so he could earn “respect” and stature from the gang he affiliated with, a prosecutor told jurors Tuesday, but the defendant’s attorney said her client acted out of fear for his life.
Source: MyNewsLa.com Date: August 2, 2016
Trial begins for gang member accused of stabbing 52-year-old to death (Santa Ana, CA): A deadly attack at a Stanton apartment complex has attorneys arguing whether a Garden Grove gang member killed an innocent family man unprovoked, or if the stabbing was self-defense following mistaken identity.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: August 2, 2016
Lake Village man charged by feds for gang activity (Lake Village, IN): A Lake Village man was one of several alleged gang members (Latin Kings) that were indicted on federal charges last week.
Source: Newton County Enterprise Date: August 2, 2016
GA teens ask for jobs to avoid gang violence (LaGrange, GA): The heart of four boys and their desires not to be swept up in growing gang violence in their Georgia town has spread across social media – and all they wanted to do was work. In a Facebook post made by Zsa Zsa Heard on July 27, she wrote they the boys – who call themselves the Ninja Turtles – were adamant about finding work before the summer ended.
Source: WTVM 9 News Date: August 1, 2016
Police try to keep violent words from becoming violent deeds (Minneapolis, MN): A rapper in a music video looks angrily into the camera, warns someone that he's carrying a Glock pistol and tells them to "eat the lead up." Some of the men in the video carry what appear to be real guns.
Source: MPR News Date: August 1, 2016
Teen Shot in the Hand Near Park, Another Teen Arrested (Worcester, MA): A Worcester teen is under arrest, and another being treated for a gunshot wound after shots were fired in the area of Castle Park on Monday afternoon.
Source: Worcester Patch Date: August 1, 2016
People in gangs DA team focus (Tulsa, OK): People making up Tulsa gangs are the focus of the Tulsa County District Attorney’s Gang Unit. Isaac S.B. Shields, who directs the unit, labels those members as terrorists and vows to help law-abiding citizens take the community back.
Source: Tulsa Business & Legal News Date: August 1, 2016
Nampa Police arrest three teens after gang-related shooting (Nampa, ID): Three teens were arrested after a gang-related shooting Friday morning, according to the Nampa Police Department.
Source: KBOI2 News Date: August 1, 2016
20-year-old Finley man sentenced to 94 years for ‘execution’ (Pasco, WA): DeShawn Anderson insisted Monday he did not fire the shots that killed a 22-year-old Pasco man in December 2014. But Judge Alex Ekstrom said the evidence was clear that twice he shot into cars — leaving a young father dead and four other men wounded.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: August 1, 2016
Third man pleads guilty in 2009 wrong-house gang slaying (Salt Lake City, UT): A third man has pleaded guilty to killing an innocent bystander as she slept after they stumbled into the wrong house searching for rival gang members.
Source: Deseret News Date: August 1, 2016
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