| Sep 20, 2014
| 2:38 AM
Chicago’s youngest victim lost to gun violence this year may have been targeted by four reputed gang members who thought the boy shouted a warning to rival gangbangers, Chicago police said Friday in announcing charges in the month-old slaying....
| Sep 22, 2014
| 10:57 AM
Prosecutors said Saturday that one of the men charged in the Aug. 20 slaying of a 9-year-old Chicago boy had this reaction when he hopped into a getaway car: "I just hit a shorty. I just hit a shorty."
The "shorty" was Antonio Smith, the youngest gun...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 9:04 PM
As Baltimore's mayor on Wednesday consoled the family of a hospital worker used as a human shield during a gang shooting downtown, elected officials and community activists called on the city to do more to combat gang violence.
The killing of Brandon...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 9:47 AM
UPDATE: Closing arguments from the prosecution and defense were heard Thursday morning. The jury was given the case about noon and has begun its deliberations.
NEWPORT NEWS — A jailhouse informant in a Newport News murder case...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 9:53 AM
After more than 20 years living on North Magnolia Avenue in Uptown, Victoria McGhee had had enough.
“I felt like every time I hear gunfire, I have to run outside and check where my kids are,” she said. “I can’t get comfortable...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 8:15 PM
An admitted gang member pleaded guilty Tuesday to shooting a 13-year-old girl to death and attempting to kill six others last March after tricking one of the victims into flashing a rival gang`s hand signal.
Michael Martinez, 19, of 3040 S. Kostner Ave....
| Sep 12, 2014
| 2:19 AM
BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - They have received death threats, been forced from their homes, and live in the middle of drug turf wars, but nothing has stopped a Colombian women's rights group that is this year's recipient of a U.N. refugee agency...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 5:20 AM
AUSTIN, Texas Maria Aracely says she was pushed out of her home by her mother as her small town in western Honduras deteriorated into a place where gang members killed with machetes and charged a tax to live.
The 18-year-old fled with her infant daughter...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 7:59 PM
Nine-year-old Antonio Smith was gunned down on a concrete slab a few feet away from the railroad tracks that have long served as the dividing line between rival gangs in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood known as Pocket Town.
How a fourth-grader...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 9:46 AM
Aurora police are continuing their investigation into a weekend slaying, hoping to make arrests and perhaps gain insight into a recent eruption of violence.
Nathan Gonzalez was the west suburban city’s fourth gang-related homicide victim in 2014,...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 3:47 AM
Violent crime in Chicago has been on the decline for two decades, yet as Mayor Rahm Emanuel looks to re-election next year, the scourge of shootings and gang murders still defines the conversation in many neighborhoods across the South and West sides....