April 2, 2003

Here It Comes: L.A.'s Long Hot Summer
Gang Killings Expected to Escalate to Open Warfare

 L.A. Sheriff Releases 2,600 Criminals
Gang Killings in L.A.
   The triple homicide in which Brian Byrd died took place just after 6 p.m. Monday when a van full of men fired shots into a house on 2nd Avenue, south of the Santa Monica Freeway and west of Western Avenue, police said.
   ..."over the last few weeks, the numbers of shootings here have increased dramatically," said Cmdr. Richard Roupoli of the LAPD's South Bureau.
   LAPD Det. Stanley Evans called the gunfire "continuous"...

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