Latest Gang-related crime News

Haitians returning to a homeland that's far from welcoming

Sep. 27, 2021 08:43 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Deported from the United States, Pierre Charles landed a week ago in Port-au-Prince, a capital more dangerous and dystopian than the one he’d left four years before. Unable to reach his family, he left the airport alone, on foot. Charles...

Croatian police break migrant smuggling gang, arrest 7

Sep. 23, 2021 10:37 AM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatian police have broken a gang that smuggled more than 100 migrants from Bosnia into Croatia and on toward Western Europe, and charged nine suspected members, officials said Thursday. The suspects are eight Croatian nationals and a Serb,...

6 bodies thought to be those of Mexican Indigenous men found

Sep. 22, 2021 21:50 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Investigators in northern Mexico said Wednesday they have found six sets of skeletal remains and are performing forensic tests to see if they are some of the 10 men from Mexico’s most persecuted Indigenous group who were abducted in mid-July. The...

School bus stop shooting: 1 student dead, 1 hospitalized

Sep. 22, 2021 18:11 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A drive-by shooting at a school bus stop in Kentucky left a 16-year-old student dead and another hospitalized Wednesday morning, police said. A third child was injured as the youths waited at the bus stop just west of downtown Louisville,...

Sparks police investigate suspected gang killing of boy, 15

Sep. 21, 2021 17:39 PM EDT

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Sparks police are investigating the killing of a 15-year-old boy that detectives say appears to be gang related. Police say they found the dead teen after responding to reports of multiple shots fired near an apartment building on Richards Way east...

MS-13 gang member sentenced to 35 years in Maryland slaying

Sep. 18, 2021 15:07 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A 23-year-old Maryland man has been sentenced to 35 years in federal prison for his role in a violent street gang prosecutors said preyed on the Hispanic community in Annapolis over a two-year period. The Capital Gazette reports that Moises Alexis...

Officials: Gang members killed 3, caught with drugs and guns

Sep. 17, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Members and associates of a Waterbury gang are accused of committing three murders, eight attempted murders, assaults, and drug and gun crimes over the past four years, according to federal grant jury indictments announced Friday. Federal and...

Police: Girl shot through door in Yakima after group knocked

Sep. 14, 2021 21:42 PM EDT

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Police say a 15-year-old girl was shot through a door in Yakima by someone in a group of girls that approached her duplex. Yakima Police Captain Jay Seely said police responded to the home at about 11 p.m. Saturday and found the teen with a gunshot...

Man convicted of killing San Diego police officer

Sep. 13, 2021 20:15 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A man who shot and killed a San Diego police officer and wounded another in 2016 was convicted Monday of first-degree murder and attempted murder. Jesse Michael Gomez, 60, now phases a penalty phase of trial to determine whether he could face life in...

Pakistan police arrest alleged child abusers, seek suspects

Sep. 12, 2021 03:50 AM EDT

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan’s police said they were searching for members of a gang accused of abusing minors and making pornographic videos in a marriage hall in the eastern Punjab province. Four suspects from the group were already arrested in a raid late...