Los Angeles’ notorious gang wars aren’t what they used to be—homicides have fallen to about a third of their late 1980s’ peak. But the city’s 66 gangs coexist in uneasy peace. And it doesn’t take much for violence to flare. In this case, a crass remark at a party has set off a chain of events that resulted in the death of a 13-year-old boy.
And things were going so well
Death of a 13-year-old threatens to reignite gang war in South L.A.
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