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  • #100days100nights: 'Things have calmed down' in South L.A., LAPD says

    #100days100nights: 'Things have calmed down' in South L.A., LAPD says

    South L.A.'s weekend spike in violence eased Tuesday as police continued their efforts to calm concerns spread via social media that a series of recent shootings was tied to increasing gang activity. Deputy Chief Bill Scott said the LAPD's 77th Street Division -- the epicenter of this weekend's...

  • Teen killed in South L.A. double shooting

    Teen killed in South L.A. double shooting

    Two men were shot inside a car Wednesday in South Los Angeles, and water flooded the street after the wounded driver crashed into a fire hydrant. At 4:45 p.m., three brothers were traveling south on Denker Avenue near west 68th Street when a light-colored sport utility vehicle pulled beside them...

  • Gardena man charged with murder in barbershop shooting

    Gardena man charged with murder in barbershop shooting

    A Gardena man was charged Thursday with killing a South Los Angeles barber during a robbery earlier this year. Mark Lequan Alford, 35, is charged with one count of murder with the special circumstances of a robbery, and with using a gun. Alford is being held on $1-million bail. Prosecutors say...

  • Detectives investigate fatal stabbing at South L.A. Metro station

    Los Angeles County homicide detectives are investigating the fatal stabbing of a man Thursday night that has shut down the Avalon Station on Metro’s Green Line in South Los Angeles.  The incident was reported around 9:53 p.m. in the 11600 block of South Avalon Boulevard, said L.A. County Sheriff’s...

  • Man suffers wounds to face in possible machete attack

    Man suffers wounds to face in possible machete attack

    A 35-year-old man suffered cuts to his face after he was attacked, possibly with a machete, Monday morning, Los Angeles police said. Officers received a call around 9:43 a.m. about an assault with a deadly weapon in the 5000 block of Rodeo Road, said LAPD Officer Drake Madison. The incident involved...

  • Mother's boyfriend charged in fatal stabbing of 2-year-old South Los Angeles girl

    Mother's boyfriend charged in fatal stabbing of 2-year-old South Los Angeles girl

    A pregnant woman's boyfriend was charged Thursday with fatally stabbing her 2-year-old daughter during a domestic dispute in South Los Angeles this week, prosecutors said. Lataz Gray, 22, faces one count of murder in the death of Maliaya Tademy, with a special allegation that he used a knife, and...

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