Latest Gang-related crime News

Mexico nabs gang chief allegedly behind US journalist attack

May. 29, 2020 7:21 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in northern Mexico said Friday they arrested a gang leader allegedly involved in as many as 50 killings and an attack on a U.S. journalist. Prosecutors in Chihuahua state identified the suspect only by his given names, Omar Alfredo, alias “El Fredy,” in keeping...

In this May 2, 2020, photo, Danny, a senior member of the Hard Livings gang, helps distribute food with rival gang members in Manenberg neighborhood in Cape Town, South Africa. The gangs are working together, under the direction of a preacher, to deliver bread, flour and vegetables to poor families who are struggling during South Africa's coronavirus lockdown. (AP Photo/Nardus Engelbrecht)

Gangs deliver food in poor Cape Town area amid lockdown

May. 18, 2020 9:32 AM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Preston’s new face mask is emblazoned with the stars and stripes of the U.S. flag. While protecting him from the coronavirus, it would normally also put him in danger in Manenberg, one of a number of violent and poor neighborhoods on the outskirts of Cape Town known as...

Yakima police identify victim in gang-related homicide

May. 14, 2020 9:51 AM EDT

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A reported gang member has died after being shot multiple times in Yakima, authorities said. The Yakima Police Department has said Danny Lee Branscomb, 39, died Tuesday, the Yakima Herald-Republic reported. “We do not believe this was a random act of violence,” Capt. Jay...

Man wounded in gang shootout flees hospital emergency room

May. 1, 2020 12:20 PM EDT

PARKLAND, Wash. (AP) — A man wounded in a gang-related shootout escaped from a hospital during a “commotion” in an emergency room, police said. “A group of people showed up, there was a commotion," at St. Joseph Medical Center "and he took off,” Pierce County sheriff’s...