The Orion

Gang violence escalates in Chico

Chico State student Austin Mckinsey and his friend Jon Hilton wait in the hospital after the altercation with possible Norteno gang members. Photo courtesy of Austin Mckinsey.

Madison Holmes

April 24, 2014

Austin Mckinsey had both of his hands up in surrender when a fist came out of nowhere and slammed into the right side of his face, cracking his eye socket in two places and caving in his cheekbone. The sophomore electrical engineering major was trying to break up a fight between three girls at a pa...

Three arrests made in weekend shooting

Chico Police examine bullet shell casings at Chico Trailer Haven at 1412 Nord Ave. Photo credit: Matthew Vacca

April 6, 2014

Police arrested three people in connection with suspected gang-related shootings Sunday afternoon at a trailer park on Nord Avenue. No one was injured at the scene of the shooting, said Chico police Sgt. Cesar Sandoval. This is the third shooting this weekend, with the first two on Saturday nig...

Gang unit returns to address crime

Infographic by Liz Coffee and Monica Fitch.

Madison Holmes

April 2, 2014

Detective Ben Love said the most impactful crime of his career was when an innocent bystander was shot by a member of the Bloods gang in Chico. The shooter got into an argument with a Norteno gang member, the Chico Police gang unit detective said. The fight escalated and shots were fired by the membe...

Chico State's independent student newspaper