Sunbelt Import: Youth gangs plague the South

Youth gangs plague the South

Charles Triplett, 16, is shot in the back and dies. He was a member of a gang known as the Q Boys. Police charge two members of a rival gang, the Vice Lords, with murder.

Vincent Bailey, 18, gets caught in the middle of an argument between members of a youth gang and other teenagers. A gun is fired, and Bailey dies seven days later.

Timothy ("Peanut") Harris, 19, who belongs to a gang called Down by Law, is charged with the murder of 16-year-old Vashone Jackson, who is believed to have been a member of the Five Percent Nations.

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