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Man arrested on suspicion of murder in car-to-car shootout

Victims identified in South LA shootout

A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder in a gang-related shootout that claimed three lives in South Los Angeles on Friday night.

Anthony Cudger was in a silver Toyota Camry parked on the 8600 block of South Figueroa Street when a red Nissan Altima pulled up and the passenger began firing at the Camry, according to LAPD Sgt. Shannon Hale.

Cudger allegedly fired back, killing 33-year-old Trevor Williams.

Cudger, 25, was treated and released for gunshot wounds to his shoulder, Hale said. He was arrested Saturday morning and is being held in lieu of $1-million bail, according to booking records.

Aveion Bolden, 20, and Jacinta Walker, 18, who were in the Camry with Cudger, died at the scene, Hale said. Another woman in the Camry was uninjured.

The driver of the Altima pulled into a fire station at South Main and W. 108th streets, about a half-mile from the shooting scene, to seek help for Williams.

Williams is believed to be the shooter, and the driver has not been criminally charged, Hale said. Police believe the shootings were gang-related.

This part of the city, known as Vermont Vista, has had nine homicides over the last 12-month period, according to the Los Angeles Times Homicide Report. It is the fifth-most violent neighborhood in the county.

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