Latest Gang-related crime News

Slayings of Americans show drug war worse this time around

Nov. 7, 2019 12:40 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — There was a time when the violence of Mexico's 2006-2012 drug war shocked Americans, but barely touched them. This time around — like everything else about the country's renewed cartel conflict — it's worse. The slaughter of three U.S. women and six of their children, some...

2 escaped murder suspects arrested at US-Mexico border

Nov. 7, 2019 12:13 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities are trying to determine if anyone helped two inmates who escaped from a California jail, traveled hundreds of miles and crossed into Mexico before being captured trying to walk back into the United States. Jonathan Salazar, 20, and Santos Fonseca, 21, were arrested by U.S....

2 escaped murder suspects arrested at US-Mexico border

Nov. 6, 2019 6:52 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two murder suspects who escaped from a jail on California's central coast eluded an intense manhunt, traveled hundreds of miles and crossed into Mexico but were arrested trying to walk back into the United States, authorities said Wednesday. Jonathan Salazar, 20, and Santos...

Suspects in slayings slip into walls to flee California jail

Nov. 4, 2019 6:39 PM EST

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Two inmates charged with murder broke out of a California jail over the weekend after climbing through a hole they made in a bathroom ceiling of their housing unit and then squeezing through a wall before finding an escape hatch, authorities said Monday. Santos Fonseca, 21, and...

Juvenile charged with shooting Chicago trick-or-treater, 7

Nov. 1, 2019 11:41 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A 15-year-old boy was charged Friday night with attempted murder in the suspected gang-related shooting of two people on Chicago's West Side, including a 7-year-old girl out trick-or-treating in a bumblebee costume when she was shot in the neck and critically injured. The shooting Thursday...

The Latest: Juvenile charged in trick-or-treater's shooting

Nov. 1, 2019 11:27 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of a 7-year-old girl while she was trick-or-treating in Chicago (all times local): 10:25 p.m. Chicago police have filed attempted murder charges against a 15-year-old boy suspected of shooting two people on Halloween night, including a 7-year-old girl who was out...

The Latest: California house party shooting not gang-related

Oct. 30, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a party in Long Beach, California: (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Authorities say a fatal shooting at a party at a home in Long Beach, California, is not believed to be gang-related though it was likely a targeted attack. Police say Wednesday in a news...

Police: Gang extortion attempt led to LA market shootout

Oct. 28, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A shootout that wounded at least one person outside a Los Angeles market on Monday involved the business owner and members of a street gang who had been trying to extort him out of $100,000, a police official said. Employees were washing gang graffiti from the walls of Royal Fresh Market...

Thai police arrest Australian Hell's Angel on drug charges

Oct. 28, 2019 7:59 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police said Monday they have arrested an Australian Hell's Angels gang member who is wanted on drug charges in Western Australia. Police say they arrested Luke Anderson on Thursday after meeting with Australian Embassy officials on the problem of outlaw motorbike gangs. They say they...

Investigators: Outlaw biker gang growing at alarming rate

Oct. 23, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A violent biker gang that is involved in illegal drug trafficking and considers women to be "below dogs" is growing in New Jersey at an alarming rate, state investigators said Wednesday at a public hearing. Pagan's Motorcycle Club, or the Pagans, which now has about 300 members...