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Gangs blamed for death of 16-year-old Native boy


Native gangs are being blamed for the shooting death of a 16-year-old boy on the Samson Cree Nation in Alberta.

Billy Buffalo was killed early Sunday. Relatives said he was in the Indian Posse, which was feuding with rival gangs.

"It's a war. It's quite a sad thing," elder Robert Buffalo told The Edmonton Sun.

Shortly after police responded to Buffalo's death, a second man was shot on the reserve. The band has been trying to curb violence and just last week announced a gun amnesty program.

Get the Story:
Gang war blamed (The Edmonton Sun 7/29)
Hobbema shooting not a setback: Gang expert (Metro Edmonton 7/29)
Teen dies in shooting at Hobbema reserve (CBC 7/28)
Hobbema teen killed in shooting (The Edmonton Sun 7/28)
Teen found dead on Alberta reserve that's been plagued by gang violence (CP 7/28)

Commentary:
Native reality check (The Edmonton Sun 7/29)