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Fitness studio opens doors to WW youths (Walla Walla, WA): The anti-gang and -drug abuse group Juntos has partnered with a Walla Walla fitness studio to open its doors to youths on Friday nights. Juntos — which means “together” in Spanish — is a group organized by former gang members along with Walla Walla police officers and county sheriff’s deputies, Aguilar said.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin    Date: November 27, 2016

Several innocent bystanders hurt by gun violence in 2-week period in Seattle (Seattle, WA): Two shootings in Seattle in just a two-week period have left several innocent bystanders injured. It’s too early in the investigation for detectives to know whether the shootout was gang-related. But some in the community suspect gangs, drugs or both.
Source: Q13 FOX News    Date: November 22, 2016

Yakima man heads to federal prison for gang-related gun crime (Yakima, WA): A Yakima man described as a high-ranking gang member was sentenced Thursday to eight years in federal prison for illegal possession of a firearm.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: November 18, 2016

Sureno gang member sentenced to 100 months in prison (Yakima, WA): According to the U.S. Department of Justice, 34-year-old Angel Jose Rangel was sentenced Thursday to 100 months in prison after having previously plead guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Source: KAYU FOX 28     Date: November 17, 2016

Driver linked to gang shooting in Walla Walla County sentenced (Walla Walla, WA): A teenager was sentenced this morning in the Juvenile Department of Superior Court to time served for driving two gang members, suspected in the shooting of a fellow gang member, from the scene of the crime north of Walla Walla in July.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin    Date: October 21, 2016

Gang rivalry behind recent Everett shootings (Everett, WA): The Police Department is rebuilding its anti-gang unit to be bigger and smarter, at a time when a gang rivalry has spilled onto Casino Road. Police Chief Dan Temple-man confirmed last week that three high-profile shootings along Casino Road since September were all gang related.
Source: Snohomish County Tribune    Date: October 19, 2016

Police say recent shootings related to gang feuding (Everett, WA): Gunfire in recent weeks is likely part of an ongoing gang feud that already claimed the life of a 17-year-old boy. The gangs, primarily operating in south Everett, have been shooting at each other for more than a year.
Source: HeraldNet    Date: October 17, 2016

Yakima County jail uses segregation methods to keep gang violence down (Yakima, WA): When a gang member is jailed, it’s tempting to think everyone is a bit safer. But it’s not necessarily true. Putting a Norteño into a cell with Sureños practically assures violence that puts inmates — and corrections officers who must break up fights — at risk.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: October 17, 2016

Teenager’s shooting part of gang violence in south Everett (Everett, WA): A 15-year-old boy who was shot Monday evening is the brother of a 13-year-old who was hit by gunfire three weeks earlier outside the same W. Casino Road apartment.
Source: HeraldNet    Date: October 15, 2016

Chief Says Everett Shootings Gang Related (Everett, WA): Tonight Everett Police Chief Dan Templeman confirmed to the Everett City Council Public Safety Committee that the three recent shootings on Casino Road are considered gang related. “The shootings on September 9th, September 16th and Monday night are gang related,” said Templeman. He made those comments during a briefing on gang activity in Everett.
Source:    Date: October 12, 2016

Kennewick police name man wanted for questioning in gang-related homicide (Kennweick, WA): A Kennewick man is wanted for questioning in an August gang-related shooting that left a man dead. Oscar Ernesto Hernandez, 23, was identified Wednesday as a “person of interest” in the death of Jorge Antonio Jimenez. Kennewick police stopped short of calling Hernandez a suspect in the Aug. 16 incident at Heatherstone Apartments.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: September 28, 2016

Gangster sentenced for gun crimes tied to innocent woman’s death (Seattle, WA): As it stands, there’ll be no full measure of justice for Cassandra Hampton. Hampton was having a night out in Seattle’s clubby Pioneer Square neighborhood when a stray bullet cut short her life at 27.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: September 10, 2016

Benton County talks expectations on crime, gang prevention program requests (Benton County, WA): Nonprofits in Benton County can ask for help to pay for anti-crime or anti-gang programs without being part of a law enforcement agency themselves.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: September 5, 2016

Walla Walla Fairgrounds dresscode brings light to ongoing problem (Walla Walla, WA): A dresscode at the Walla Walla Frontier Days Fair has locals talking about a bigger issue. Residents said the gang problem is growing everyday. An ordinance passed by Walla Walla County commissioners prohibits gang related attire or insignias. Many said with recent gang violence in the area, this is a good idea.
Source: KVEW News    Date: August 31, 2016

Kennewick police looking to hear from more witnesses after gang shooting leaves 1 dead (Kennewick, WA): Kennewick police are looking for more witnesses with information related to the homicide at the 1100 block of W. 10th Avenue on August 16 that left one man dead. Police say there are new witnesses that they are interested in hearing from on the shooting that took place Monday, August 16 between two rival gang members.
Source: KEPR-TV News    Date: August 25, 2016

Anti-gang dress code adopted for fair (Walla Walla, WA): With an eye toward tamping gang violence, Walla Walla County commissioners unanimously approved a dress code for the county fairgrounds. The ordinance formalized a long-standing policy prohibiting gang attire and other identifiers at the annual county fair or other county-sponsored events.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin    Date: August 23, 2016

Pierce gang member: Cops won't stop me (Tacoma, WA): The Pierce County Sheriff's Office has seen an increase in gang activity around Parkland, Detective Ed Troyer says. There has been an uptick in shootings and gang graffiti, he said.
Source: KOMO 4 News    Date: August 23, 2016

Shooting that injured 5 in Tacoma was gang-related (Tacoma, WA): A shooting that injured five people in downtown Tacoma was gang-related, police said Monday, although they offered few other details. Some of the victims were innocent bystanders.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: August 22, 2016

Everett PD Anti-Crime Unit Refocused On Gangs (Everett, WA): Late last year Everett Police Chief Dan Templeman re-assigned the Everett Police Anti-Crime Team to deal with street issues focusing on homelessness and away from gang activity. Now that the city has started to fill positions in its Community Outreach and Enforcement Team, Templeman is returning the focus of the anti-crime team to gang issues.
Source:    Date: August 18, 2016

Update: Kennewick 20-year-old killed in gang-suspected shooting (Kennewick, WA): A 20-year-old Kennewick man is dead in a gang-related shooting at the Heatherstone Apartments. Jorge Antonio Jimenez was shot in the stomach and leg when he confronted two suspects carving their rival gang insignia into the paint of his gold SUV parked in the complex lot Monday night.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: August 16, 2016

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