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LA Gang Member Sentenced to 90 Years

By Martinian & Associates Inc.  Aug. 12, 2013 10:18a

A Los Angeles gang member was sentenced to 90 years to life in prison recently for shooting a one-year boy last year. The little boy was being cradled in his father's arms as he was shot and killed. The motivation apparently had to do with gang warfare, although neither the little toddler nor his father was involved in a gang. The shooting occurred in June of 2012 when the shooter was only 15 years old himself. He apparently rode up to a crowd on his bicycle and opened fire, killing the little boy and injuring his father. The defendant was convicted of first-degree murder and attempted murder last April. He was found to have gang associations and was charged as an adult.

According to the Center for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), the five worst cities in the nation for gang violence are Los Angeles, Long Beach, Oakland, Newark, and Oklahoma City. Los Angeles has long been known for its drive-by shootings as a gang violence phenomenon. Most people who are killed in Los Angeles through gang violence are Hispanic, who comprise about 48 percent of the population. According to the CDC's statistics gathered in a National Violent Death Reporting System, gang killings account for 61 percent of the deaths in people aged 15 to 24 in Los Angeles and 69 percent of the homicides in this age group in Long Beach.

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