Latest Gang-related crime News

Shooting leaves 2 dead, 2 wounded in Los Angeles

Sep. 18, 2019 9:09 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An apparent gang-related shooting in the Wilmington area of Los Angeles has killed two people and wounded two others. Police say a gunman approached a crowd of people shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday and opened fire before running off. A woman in her 20s and a man were pronounced dead at a...

Group busted for alleged pay-TV fraud in Europe

Sep. 18, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A European Union law enforcement agency says it helped bust a criminal network that was allegedly responsible for fraud with pay-TV subscription services, in the first case of its kind on the continent. EU judicial coordination agency Eurojust said one person was arrested and...

DA: Motorcycle gang dispute led to fatal shooting

Sep. 17, 2019 8:38 AM EDT

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors say a dispute between rival motorcycle gangs led to a fatal shooting outside a Massachusetts bar. Joseph Noe was held without bail after pleading not guilty to murder and other charges Monday in connection with the shooting Friday outside JC's Cafe in Fall River....

Trial opens against controversial Turkish televangelist

Sep. 17, 2019 6:00 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — A controversial Turkish Islamic televangelist and cult leader has gone on trial on more than a dozen charges, including forming a criminal gang, blackmail and sexual abuse of minors. The trial against Adnan Oktar and 225 of his followers or associates opened in Istanbul on Tuesday. They...

Oklahoma prison violence appears gang-related, coordinated

Sep. 16, 2019 1:09 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Weekend fights at six Oklahoma prisons that left one inmate dead and more than a dozen others injured were apparently coordinated and the result of race-based gang tension inside the facilities, the head of a prison workers association said Monday. The first fight erupted Saturday at...

System slow to resolve complaints of Chicago police torture

Sep. 15, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Decades after evidence first emerged that Chicago police detectives were repeatedly winning confessions through coercion and torture, the Cook County criminal justice system struggles to respond to the complaints of hundreds of defendants that they were coerced years ago into falsely...

California governor says 21 inmates earned shorter sentences

Sep. 14, 2019 12:24 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday announced that he is commuting the sentences of 21 inmates, most serving life terms and several who otherwise had no chance of ever leaving prison. The decisions give them a chance at release if a parole board agrees. They are: — Allen...

Venezuelan opposition leader denies ties to criminal gang

Sep. 13, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó rejected allegations Friday that he has ties to an illegal armed group in Colombia, as officials launched an investigation based on photos appearing in social media purportedly showing him posing with members of the gang. The pictures...

Man pleads not guilty to alleged killing for gang status

Sep. 13, 2019 8:06 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man has pleaded not guilty to a federal murder in aid of racketeering charge in the fatal shooting of a 21-year-old man in Portland allegedly to increase his status in the Hoover gang. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 23-year-old Javier Fernando Hernandez entered the plea Thursday....

Man sentenced to life for fatal shooting outside nightclub

Sep. 12, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Boston man has been sentenced to life in prison for the fatal shooting of a Massachusetts gang rival at a Rhode Island nightclub. The Providence Journal reports 29-year-old Rashawn Banks pleaded guilty Thursday to first-degree murder in the June 2018 death of 25-year-old Jacorey...