| Oct 25, 2014
| 9:13 PM
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...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 9:19 AM
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....
| Oct 22, 2014
| 6:09 PM
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...
| 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....
| Oct 15, 2014
| 6:58 AM
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...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 9:36 PM
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...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 4:34 PM
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....
| Oct 3, 2014
"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...
| 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...
| 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...