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The State

Rival gangs squared off at a funeral service for a slain teen-ager in San Francisco’s Hunters Point district, but police were able to intervene and prevent violence. The confrontation occurred between the Swampy Desert gang from the Sunnydale housing project and the rival Hunters Point gang. The groups come from housing projects located about two miles apart and police believe they are involved in a turf battle for control of the lucrative crack cocaine trade. Police said they were able to get between the gangs and break up a hostile situation that occurred just after the funeral of Edric Carr, a member of the Swampy Desert gang who was also known as Peter Lee. Carr was shot and killed March 14 as he sat in a friend’s car in Hunters Point. He was buried at Colma cemetery, his gang cap resting on top of his casket and with a sign reading, “Pete, Rest In Peace.”


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