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Man shot in the leg in what officers say is gang related (Kennewick, WA): A gang related shooting overnight Friday sent a man to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg, and police are still looking for suspects.
Source: KEPR-TV News    Date: March 4, 2016

Tacoma police team takes aim at surge in drive-by shootings (Tacoma, WA): Drive-by shootings in Tacoma nearly doubled last year. Police don’t know what prompted the uptick, but they decided to take action by forming a specialized team devoted solely to capturing known violent criminals. The Violence Reduction Team went to work in December.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: February 26, 2016

Spike of suspected gang activity in Aberdeen; Hoquiam also aware of the problem (Aberdeen, WA): There’s been an increase in suspected gang violence within the last few years, according to police, but the real question for Harbor law enforcement is: Will the activity sustain itself or die down as it has in the past? Since January, there have been three shootings in Aberdeen, two of which police believe were gang related.
Source: The Daily World    Date: February 20, 2016

As gangs evolve, law enforcement shifts gears (Yakima, WA): From where Troy Clements sits, traditional gang crime in Yakima appears to be down, but it doesn’t mean it’s no longer a problem. “(Gangs) are evolving into more organized crime,” said Clements, the deputy Yakima County prosecuting attorney who organized the office’s gang unit. “They’re realizing that gratuitous violence is not good for producing value.”
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: February 20, 2016

Everett teenager sentenced to 17 years for shooting two teens over the color of one’s shorts (Everett, WA): An Everett teenager was sentenced Thursday to 17 years in prison for shooting a brother and sister last September because the boy was wearing blue shorts, which he took for a rival gang's color.
Source: Q13 FOX News    Date: February 11, 2016

Kennewick police say targeting gangs cut violent crime (Kennewick, WA): Crime in Kennewick last year plunged to the lowest level in two decades, according to numbers released Tuesday by the police department. Violent crimes and property crimes were down for a second year in a row. The total number of crimes reported went from 2,646 to 2,401 last year.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: February 9, 2016

17-year sentence likely for gang-fueled assault in Everett (Everett, WA): Snohomish County prosecutors will recommend that a 17-year-old boy be sentenced to 17?1/2 years in prison for shooting a brother and sister in south Everett.
Source: HeraldNet    Date: February 4, 2016

Two injured in gang-related SR 167 shooting (Auburn, WA): Two people were shot and injured after a drive-by shooting caused chaos on Highway 167 in Auburn late Monday. The shooting investigation forced a southbound closure of the highway for about four hours Monday night into early Tuesday morning.
Source: KING 5 News    Date: January 26, 2016

Gang member receives 17-month prison sentence for gun conviction (Walla Walla, WA): A local gang member was sentenced Thursday in Walla Walla County Superior Court to a year and five months in prison after pleading guilty this week to possessing a stolen firearm in his vehicle in September.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin    Date: January 22, 2016

Two new Walla Walla police teams ready to target career criminals and gang activity (Walla Walla, WA): Walla Walla police believe they have found the cure to cancerous crime spreading throughout their city. The rise in homicides, aggravated assault, and rape was more than enough to spark a solution.
Source: KEPR-TV News    Date: January 21, 2016

Gang member pleads guilty to weapons charge (Walla Walla, WA): A local gang member accused of involvement in a drive-by shooting on Cherry Street in late September faces prison time after entering a guilty plea to a felony charge.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin    Date: January 20, 2016

Man charged in gang-related drive-by shooting that killed 1-year-old girl south of Seattle (Seattle, WA): King County prosecutors have charged a 25-year-old man with second-degree murder in connection with a drive-by shooting that killed a 1-year-old girl.
Source: Daily Journal    Date: December 21, 2015

Gang retaliation shooting reportedly led to murder of Kent baby girl (Kent, WA): Kent Police believe a 24-year-old Seattle-area gang member shot and killed a 1-year-old girl in an April drive-by shooting, a retaliatory attack aimed at the baby’s father.
Source: Kent Reporter    Date: December 21, 2015

2 more arrested in gang-related killing of teen near Everett (Everett, WA): Two more arrests were made early Thursday in what detectives describe as the gang-related killing of an Everett-area teen.
Source: The Herald    Date: December 17, 2015

Gang rivalry linked to fatal shooting of teen near Everett (Everett, WA): Saturday's shooting in south Everett that ended the life of a 17-year-old appears motivated by a gang rivalry, according to court documents released Tuesday.There's also evidence suggesting that gang members may try to seek revenge for Anthony Camacho's death.
Source: The Herald    Date: December 16, 2015

Kent police make 18 arrests tackling crime gang violence (Kent, WA): Officers have made 18 arrests in the past week as work to tackle organised crime gangs in north Kent continues. Investigations led by Kent Police’s Operation Jupiter team have also resulted in seizures of large quantities of Class A drugs, following a number of searches and warrants in areas of Medway.
Source: ITV News    Date: December 12, 2015

Former gang members find new life making high-end furniture (Seattle, WA): Their lives once meant running the streets of Seattle's Rainier Valley, leading to hard times in prison. But that life is all behind a group of former gang members thanks to an unexpected artistic outlet called 118 Designs.
Source: KING 5 News    Date: December 11, 2015

FBI: Another wanted Anchorage gang member arrested in Tacoma (Tacoma, WA): An Anchorage man indicted on gang-related drugs and weapons charges was arrested Friday in Washington, Anchorage FBI spokeswoman Staci Feger-Pellessier said.
Source: Anchorage Dispatch News    Date: December 11, 2015

Man charged for allegedly shooting at rival gang members near state patrol office (Ephrata, WA): Investigators suspect a man was attempting to shoot at rival gang members when he fired a gun near a Washington State Patrol office. Prosecutors charged Jorge G. Suarez Galvan, a 20-year-old Moses Lake man, in Grant County Superior Court with unlawful possession of a firearm in the first degree and DUI.
Source: iFIBER One News    Date: November 25, 2015

Capitol Hill drive-by shooting caught on video; Seattle police boosting patrols (Seattle, WA): Gunfire ripped though a busy Capitol Hill neighborhood over the weekend, sending five people to the hospital.
Source: Q13 FOX News    Date: November 23, 2015

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