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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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Federal Way, cities reorganize task force to address rising South King County gang violence (Federal Way, WA): Although Federal Way crime is down from last year, gang violence is on the rise in all of South King County. To address the problem, Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell and Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus convened a meeting Tuesday with other area officials to discuss how to get ahead of this regional issue.
Source: Federal Way Mirror    Date: May 11, 2017

Yakima violence claims year’s 8th victim (Yakima, WA): A 33-year-old man is the latest victim of a spate of violence plaguing Yakima in recent weeks.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: May 11, 2017

Gun violence on rise in Snohomish County: ‘We’re really concerned more people are going to get hurt’ (Everett, WA): Gun violence is on the rise across the Puget Sound region, and deputies say it is happening more and more in Snohomish County.
Source: Q13 FOX News    Date: May 10, 2017

Police say residents of house involved in Sunday drive-by shooting have gang ties (Yakima, WA): Police say residents of the house two men were visiting before they were shot in a Sunday drive-by have gang ties but the victims' connection is still unclear.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: May 9, 2017

Three men shot in drive-by shooting Sunday afternoon (Yakima, WA): Three men were shot in a drive-by shooting Sunday afternoon, police say, with two of them sustaining serious injuries. One of the men remained in critical condition and was going into surgery Sunday afternoon, Yakima police spokesman Mike Bastinelli said. Police believe the shooting, which occurred about 12:50 p.m. Sunday in the 1400 block of Roosevelt Avenue, was definitely gang-related, he said.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: May 8, 2017

College student conducts online survey about gangs in Yakima (Yakima, WA): Gang violence has been an ongoing issue in Yakima for years. Last month, a 14-year-old lost his life in a gang-related drive-by shooting. That's why Lea Kronenberg, a student at Evergreen State College, is conducting an online survey on community perceptions of gangs in Yakima.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News    Date: May 5, 2017

King County cops teaming up to fight rise in gun violence (King County, WA): In his 4 1/2 years as King County sheriff, John Urquhart cannot recall a time or an issue that brought together nearly every high-ranking law enforcement official in the Puget Sound region. Until Wednesday, when the region’s recent rise in gun violence put local and federal law enforcement in one room.
Source:    Date: May 5, 2017

Washington State Supreme Court upholds conviction in 2009 Toppenish gang shooting (Yakima County, WA): A Yakima County Superior Court judge did not err when he allowed testimony regarding a murder suspect’s possible involvement in a crime for which he was not charged, the state Supreme Court ruled.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: May 4, 2017

Kent Police suspect gang dispute in West Meeker Street fatal shooting (Kent, WA): Kent Police are looking into the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old boy last month near West Meeker Street as an apparent gang-related dispute.
Source: Kent Reporter    Date: May 1, 2017

Pasco gang murder trial delayed again (Pasco, WA): The trial for a 22-year-old man charged with a rival gang killing outside a Pasco grocery store has been postponed to Aug. 14. Chris Pedroza-DeSantiago was scheduled to face a jury Monday in Franklin County Superior Court.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: April 28, 2017

Yakima police point to gangs amid violence (Yakima, WA): Yakima police blame rising gang tensions for at least some of the recent violence that’s marred the city in the last few weeks. “Once you have just one incident it then sparks retaliation,” police Chief Dominic Rizzi Jr. said. “When you have two sects, it’s easy to get retaliation just based on if you’re wearing a certain color. I believe there is tension and retaliatory action.”
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: April 25, 2017

Combating crime in south King County (Federal Way, WA): Just this past weekend, a man died after being shot in the head in Renton. Another man involved was shot in both legs and was taken to the hospital. That comes just a couple of weeks after three shootings claimed lives in a span of just 24 hours.
Source: Q13 FOX News    Date: April 25, 2017

Gang member, teen charged in Federal Way drive-by murder (King County, WA): King County prosecutors recently charged two of three suspects in the drive-by murder that occurred at an intersection in broad daylight on April 11.
Source: Federal Way Mirror    Date: April 24, 2017

New city partnership with YPAL tackles gang prevention, intervention amid crime spike (Yakima, WA): With several violent crimes in the last few weeks, city officials are focusing on gang prevention and intervention by bringing new opportunities to local youth after dissolving the city's Gang-Free Initiative (GFI) program that started in 2013. This year the city is working exclusively with the Yakima Police Activities League (YPAL) instead of several service providers.
Source: KIMA News    Date: April 19, 2017

Sunnyside man guilty of laundromat stabbing, now faces 10 years (Yakima, WA): A Sunnyside man faces up to 10 years in prison for stabbing a man attempting to leave a laundromat with his two young daughters. Police say Jose Pedro Linares, 27, asked the man if he was a gang member and then stabbed him in the back when he denied any gang connection. Police said the victim had no gang ties, while Linares was a documented member of a Lower Valley gang.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: April 19, 2017

Guilty plea in Yakima man's 'gang-related' jailhouse murder gets nearly 87 year sentence (Yakima, WA): A Yakima man deserved no mercy for brutally stabbing to death a fellow inmate at the Yakima County jail, the victim’s family said Wednesday as the defendant was given an effective life sentence for the murder.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: April 19, 2017

State agrees to pay $3M to family of boy shot by gang member in 2010 (King County, WA): The state Department of Corrections (DOC) has agreed to pay $3 million to settle a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the parents of a 12-year-old Skyway boy shot in the back by a known gang member on community supervision.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: April 15, 2017

Man wanted in Tacoma gang killing arrested (Tacoma, WA): A man wanted in connection with a fatal Tacoma stabbing last April was arrested Thursday night, according to jail records.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: April 13, 2017

Spate of gun violence this week rattles King County communities (King County, WA): Four fatal shootings and a woman grazed in the head. Seattle and South King County has seen a spate of violence this week that has left police searching for a possible connection and neighborhoods worried for their safety.
Source: KOMO News    Date: April 13, 2017

Man sentenced to 5 years in 2014 drive-by shooting (Clark County, WA): A Norteño gang associate who shot at the wrong home while, police say, he was trying to exact revenge on a gang rival was sentenced Wednesday in Clark County Superior Court to five years in prison.
Source: The Columbian    Date: April 12, 2017

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