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Gangs Cling to Turf

TURF: Officer Robert Gimenez, center, talks with gang intervention specialists Leandre Brown, left, and Willie Pogues in the alley where Ana Interiano was killed. LAPD officers say gentrification has helped reduce crime but it hasn’t pushed out gangs from their turf. (Richard Hartog / LAT)
GRIEF: Jose Ramon Martinez cries as he holds a photo of his niece, Ana Interiano, in the South Robertson Boulevard area of Los Angeles. The 16-year-old was shot to death last week as she walked home. Her killing outraged the community. (Richard Hartog / LAT)
A makeshift memorial at the sight of the shooting. (Richard Hartog / LAT)
VICTIM: Ana Interiano was killed as she walked home from summer school. Police believe she was shot by gang members who might have been aiming at some nearby boys. (Richard Hartog / LAT)
Eduardo Lopez
Santa Monica High School student athlete Eduardo Lopez was gunned down in February as he walked with two other teenagers. ()
Agustin Contreras
Venice High School student Agustin Contreras, 17, was fatally shot on campus as he tried to protect his younger brother from gang members. ()
Ana Interiano, 16, who was was shot and killed ast week as she walked with friends in an alley in the 8900 block of Cadillac Avenue, about three blocks from the Hamilton High School campus. (Richard Hartog / LAT)