Gang-Related News Articles

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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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3 shot in Evanston, police say (Evanston, IL): Police said three men were shot in north suburban Evanston Thursday afternoon. The shooting occurred at about 3 p.m. near Howard and Custer, Evanston police said. Police said all three victims are documented gang members and that the shooting appears to have been gang related.
Source: WLS 7 News    Date: September 20, 2018

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Members of a Santa Fe Springs and Whittier street gang convicted of racketeering, drug offenses (Santa Fe Springs, CA): The second of two federal trials related to charges against six members of the Canta Ranas Organization -– which mainly operates in Santa Fe Springs and Whittier -– came to a close on Tuesday, resulting in multiple racketeering and drug trafficking convictions, prosecutors said.
Source: Whittier Daily News    Date: September 20, 2018

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Gang detectives investigate stabbings 3 hours apart at same City Heights location (San Diego, CA): Two men were stabbed three hours apart Thursday night near the same City Heights intersection, leading gang detectives to assume the incidents were likely linked, an officer said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: September 20, 2018

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Sheriff’s office pushes for creation of gang task force in South King County (Burien, WA): People who work and live in Burien say they are fed up because they don’t feel safe, especially after a clinic employee was killed at her desk Wednesday by a stray bullet fired during a gang-related shooting out on the street.
Source: Q13 FOX News    Date: September 20, 2018

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Neighborhood concerns and increased patrols follow string of Central District shootings (Seattle, WA): After a series of shootings in the Central District, Seattle police have stepped up patrols in the area, but the department would not say how many active investigations involving gun violence in the neighborhood are ongoing.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: September 20, 2018

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Predawn raids target street gangs, Mexican Mafia prison gang; 26 hit with federal charges (San Diego, CA): Hundreds of federal agents and local law enforcement officers conducted dozens of predawn raids across the county Thursday, arresting alleged gang members and others with suspected gang ties on drug, gun, racketeering and other charges, authorities said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: September 20, 2018

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Police: Gang member arrested at Lowell Ave. home (Haverhill, MA): A 19-year-old who police say is a gang member was arrested on a warrant on Thursday. Elijah John Oliver was arrested at his home at 257 Lowell Ave., the same home that was shot at two weeks ago and where a car was torched last week.
Source: The Eagle-Tribune    Date: September 20, 2018

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12 In Deadly NJ Gang Ring Now Face Jail, Including Ex-Sports Star (Newark, NJ): Twelve members of a deadly New Jersey gang ring face long prison terms now that its longtime leader, an ex-high school sports star, has been convicted and sentenced. More than 80 gang members and associates have been arrested in the big bust that involves some of the nation's most notorious gangs.
Source: Newark Patch    Date: September 20, 2018

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'I had to change my ways': Man convicted in teen's high-profile killing granted parole (Draper, UT): A once-hardened gang member who shot and killed a 16-year-old girl in a case of mistaken identity nearly 20 years ago has been granted parole.
Source: Deseret News    Date: September 20, 2018

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Number of gang members decreases in Bibb Co., BSO says still work to do (Macon, GA): The number of gang members in Bibb County has gone down. The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office says the number went from 600 to 500 in just a couple of years, but deputies are still seeing gang violence in the area.
Source: WMGT 41 NBC News    Date: September 20, 2018

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Prosecutors: 'Gang ties are the reason Victoria Martens was killed’ (Albuquerque, NM(: Court documents filed by prosecutors say one of the suspects involved in the Victoria Martens murder -- Fabian Gonzales -- has gang ties.
Source: KOAT 7 News     Date: September 20, 2018

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HPD: 2 gang members target Baytown bank customer, lead police on chase (Houston, TX): Police said two gang members were arrested after following and robbing a bank customer and leading police on a chase Thursday.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston    Date: September 20, 2018

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Burien fears more gang violence after grandmother killed (Burien, WA): Families who live in Burien said they are living in fear after violence erupted on their streets again. They're calling for the gun and gang violence to stop and agree with a plan to start a Regional Gang Task Force.
Source: KOMO News    Date: September 20, 2018

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Teen with fake gun at Northside High affiliated with Crips gang, police said (Columbus, GA): A Northside High School student accused of pulling a fake gun on another Wednesday was ordered held without bond Thursday after a Columbus police officer testified he’s affiliated with a subset of the Crips gang.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer    Date: September 20, 2018

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West Park gang leader admits he lied to police multiple times about Limon murder case (Santa Maria, CA): A West Park gang leader charged in connection to the murder of a Santa Maria drug dealer in 2014 testified Thursday that he admitted lying to police during prior interviews, was high on drugs during questioning and blamed others while denying any involvement in the alleged crime.
Source: Santa Maria Times    Date: September 20, 2018

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Black Out Squad Member of the Gangster Disciples Sentenced to 30 Years Imprisonment for Racketeering Conspiracy and Gun Violence (Memphis, TN): A Gangster Disciples gang member was sentenced today to 360 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for participating in a racketeering conspiracy and for using, and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: September 19, 2018

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2nd teen arrested in shooting death of Georgia 17-year-old (Macon, GA): A second teen has been arrested in the shooting death of another teen in Georgia earlier this week. News outlets report a 17-year-old male was arrested by members of the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force late Tuesday afte
Source: The Tribune    Date: September 19, 2018

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Judge denies bond reduction for alleged Gary gang member charged in girlfriend's attack (Crown Point, IN): A Gary man charged last month with attacking his girlfriend was denied a bond reduction Thursday due to allegations he was a high-ranking member of the Get Fresh Boys street gang.l
Source: The Times    Date: September 19, 2018

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Gun Former Boston Police Officer Bought for Work Ended Up in Hands of Gang Member (Boston, MA): A gun purchased by a former police officer, claiming it was for work, ended up in the hands of a Dorchester gang member, an offense for which, in part, former Boston police officer Adarbaad Karani was arrested yesterday.
Source: Officer.com    Date: September 19, 2018

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Fort William First Nation tackles 'huge influx' of gang and drug activity (FOrt William First Nation, ON): Leaders on the Fort William First Nation are working with community members on ways to combat a growing problem with drug addiction, fuelled partly by gang activity.
Source: TBNewsWatch.com    Date: September 19, 2018

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