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One dead in gang shooting outside of bar (Walla Walla, WA): A gang-related shooting in Walla Walla ended with one man dead and another wounded Saturday night. The deceased man has been identified as 23-year old Juan P. Martinez. The injured man is identified as 23-year old Andres Solis.
Source: My Eastern Oregon    Date: October 26, 2015

Walla Walla gang activity soaring (Walla Walla, WA): One man is dead and another injured after a shooting in Walla Walla this past weekend. Four people have been arrested, all with ties to gangs. The killing is part of an uptick in Gang Crime, rocking the Walla Walla Community, where no neighborhood is immune.
Source: KEPR-TV News    Date: October 26, 2015

Gang members arrested after Lakewood shooting tied to high-profile cases, prosecutors say (Tacoma, WA): Two well-known street gang members arrested after a shootout Friday in Lakewood have ties to a series of high-profile Tacoma crimes, according to Pierce County prosecutors.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: October 20, 2015

Gang member known as 'Big Evil' charged in 'unprovoked, senseless' Rainier Valley murder (King County, WA): A 34-year-old known gang member was charged Friday with the "unprovoked and senseless" slaying of a 20-year-old man Sunday in the Brighton area of Rainier Valley.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: October 16, 2015

Benton County Gang Unit seizing drugs and weapons, stopping gang crime (Benton County, WA): Gang crime is a wide spread issue in our area with at least nine major gangs in the Tri Cities but since being organized in 2012, a special team is making progress. Benton County's gang unit has arrested 236 gang members since 2014. KEPR followed the team and found out how much of an impact they're making in year three.
Source: KEPR-TV News    Date: September 24, 2015

Yakima gang unit takes new approach to tackling gang violence (Yakima, WA): Yakima gang unit officers say the gang presence in our community has shifted a lot over the years and that gang members are no longer as visible out on the streets. KIMA found out how the gang unit is now dealing with gang crimes. "We're kind of taking a 'zero tolerance to gangs' approach," said YPD Gang Unit Sgt. Uriel Mendoza.
Source: KIMA News    Date: September 22, 2015

Grant Helps Harborview Talk To Gang Violence Victims (Seattle, WA): A new federal grant gives Harborview Medical Center a boost in combating gun violence. The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday awarded about $500,000 to organizations in Seattle, including Harborview.
Source: KUOW News    Date: September 22, 2015

Yakima police eye suspect in apparent gang-related triple shooting (Yakima, WA): Yakima police say they’ve identified a possible suspect in an apparent gang-related shooting that left three people injured, including one in critical condition.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: September 22, 2015

Federal grant to help reduce gun violence in Seattle (Seattle, WA): The U.S. Department of Justice has award a nearly $500,000 grant for a program to reduce gun violence in Seattle. U.S. Attorney Annette Hayes says the grant, announced Friday, will support the Puget Sound Regional Crime Gun Task Force, which helps law enforcement trace guns used in crimes so they can identify the shooters and get them off the streets.
Source: KXLY News    Date: September 18, 2015

Teen to be tried as adult in gang-related shooting (Everett, WA): A 16-year-old boy who shot two teenagers Thursday, Sept. 3 close to Mariner High School in south Everett in an unprovoked attack will be tried as an adult, media reports state. It appears to have been an attack of presumptive identity by a gang member who was upset over seeing someone wearing rival colors.
Source: Snohomish County Tribune    Date: September 16, 2015

Street Crimes Unit knocking down gang numbers in Pasco (Pasco, WA): Pasco's Street Crimes Unit is now in year three since it's inception. Your tax dollars invested in targeting gang activity. KEPR has been tracking the squad's progress and how four officers are keeping gangs off the street.
Source: KEPR-TV News    Date: September 10, 2015

Prosecutors may charge teenager as adult in Everett gang shooting (Everett, WA): The 17-year-old boy accused of shooting two other teenagers last week faced a judge this morning. He’s being held on $150,000, cash only bail and he’s facing assault charges.
Source: Q13 FOX News    Date: September 8, 2015

Sheriff: 2 teens were shot on South Everett play field over the color of one’s shorts (Everett, WA): Investigators said Friday a 17-year-old boy shot two other teenagers, including a 14-year-old girl, on a play field because one was wearing blue-colored shorts. Police said the suspected shooter is a gang member.
Source: Q13 FOX News    Date: September 4, 2015

Charges: Shooter at Seattle school carried police evidence tag for gun (Seattle, WA): A 23-year-old Seattle man alleged to have narrowly missed five joggers after opening fire outside Rainier Beach High School has been charged with assault.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: September 1, 2015

Seattle police chief tackling increased gang activity (Seattle, WA): Several tourists were waiting to board mass transit when they were jumped in downtown Seattle on Monday night. The tourists were reportedly burned with cigarettes and one person's head was injured by a broken bottle.
Source:    Date: August 26, 2015

Nonprofit brings at-risk youth into the wilderness for early intervention (Seattle, WA): Seattle police are going to great efforts to reassure the public about a spate of recent fatal shootings: three in Seattle in the last 10 days. And that's not counting others in July, including the death of Donnie Chin, a longtime community leader in Seattle's International District.
Source:    Date: August 26, 2015

Police say much of the rise in gun violence in Seattle area due to gangs (Seattle, WA): Police say they are trying to tackle an increase in gun violence before more innocent lives are lost. On Tuesday, they talked about the tactics they’re using to combat dangerous gang activity.
Source: KCPQ 13 News    Date: August 25, 2015

Police identify suspect in murder of 1-year-old Malijha Grant (Kent, WA): Four months after one-year old Malijha Grant was killed in a drive-by shooting, investigators in Kent have now identified an official suspect. The man is one of four persons of interest already in custody on un-related criminal charges.
Source: KIRO 7 News    Date: August 25, 2015

Gang Concerns Prompt Ban Of Non-Seattle Pro Jerseys At Mariner High in South Everett (Everett, WA): recently received complaints from parents who live in Everett but whose kids will be attending Mariner High School in south Everett. The complaints center around a new addition to the dress code this year that prohibits kids from wearing any pro sports jerseys, shirts or apparel other than those from Seattle teams.
Source:    Date: August 24, 2015

Greene County murder conspirator loses bid for parole (Kingston, WA): A former Cairo resident convicted in connection with the 2001 murder of a Latin Kings gang member has been denied parole following a hearing held Aug. 18. George Faccio, 44, who is serving 12.5 to 25 years in state prison on a felony conspiracy charge, will be eligible for another parole hearing in August 2017.
Source: Daily Freeman    Date: August 24, 2015

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