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  • Two men booked on suspicion of murder in shooting of Anaheim girl

    The girls were playing in front of their Anaheim apartment when a man stepped out of a white car with a gun. As shots rang out, neighbors screamed at their children to hit the ground. Ximena Meza ran for her front door, but didn't make it. She was...
  • Shootings across city leave 1 dead, 16 more wounded

    Shootings across city leave 1 dead, 16 more wounded
    A shooting between rival gangs in Little Village left a 16-year-old boy dead and two other teens wounded Friday night. The three were among at least 17 people shot overnight, according to police. The Little Village shooting happened about 11:30 p.m....
  • Mexico says mayor, wife were behind student-teacher disappearances

    Mexico says mayor, wife were behind student-teacher disappearances
    A Mexican mayor and his wife were "probable masterminds" behind the disappearance of 43 student teachers last month in the restive southwest, the country's attorney general said on Wednesday. The students went missing on Sept. 26 from Iguala in the...
  • Police: Gang members thought boy, 9, was warning rivals and killed him

    Police: Gang members thought boy, 9, was warning rivals and killed him
    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....
  • Sons of Anarchy recap: 'Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em' revs up the chaos

    Sons of Anarchy recap: 'Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em' revs up the chaos
    I have to say, my favorite part of “Smoke ‘Em If You Got ‘Em” was when the Sons teamed up with the Grim Basterds to murder a bunch of black gang members, use their bodies for leverage against the Aryan Brotherhood, and then use...
  • Mexican security officials likely conspired in student massacre: authorities

    Mexican security officials likely conspired in student massacre: authorities
    Missing students were likely among charred corpses found in mass graves in southwest Mexico and local security officials are suspected of conspiring with gang members to kill them, authorities said on Sunday. Several investigators said they feared the...
  • Bail denied for man accused in South Shore slaying

    Bail denied for man accused in South Shore slaying
    Bail was denied Saturday for a 21-year-old man accused of a fatally shooting a 16-year-old boy Tuesday night in the South Shore neighborhood, authorities said. Robert T. Smith, 21, the 7600 block of South Coles Avenue is charged with murder in the Sept....
  • Review: 'A Brief History of Seven Killings' by Marlon James

    Review: 'A Brief History of Seven Killings' by Marlon James
    "A Brief History of Seven Killings," the third novel by Kingston-born author Marlon James, opens in Jamaica on Dec. 2, 1976. One of the first characters we meet is Alex Pierce, a journalist for Rolling Stone who's on assignment in the island country and...
  • Prosecutors: Gunman told fellow gang member 'I just hit a shorty'

    Prosecutors: Gunman told fellow gang member 'I just hit a shorty'
    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...
  • City reacts to downtown shooting; seeks end to 'senseless' violence

    City reacts to downtown shooting; seeks end to 'senseless' violence
    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...
  • Parents visit block where boy, 9, was slain: 'Where he took his last breath'

    Parents visit block where boy, 9, was slain: 'Where he took his last breath'
    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...