Friday, April 5, 2019

After Nipsey Hussle’s Killing, LAPD Reports Spike in Gun Violence in South L.A.

By KTLA, April 02, 2019

The average number of shootings Los Angeles saw on a weekly basis doubled from February to March, particularly in the area of South L.A. where rapper Nipsey Hussle was fatally shot earlier this week, authorities said Tuesday.

The surge in violence comes despite an overall reduction in crime in recent years, officials said, with the last few weeks seeing a particularly high number of shootings reported in the 77th Street Division of the Los Angeles Police Department, officials said. The division encompasses parts of Vermont Square, Gramercy Park, Manchester Square and surrounding areas of South L.A.
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