Dozens of streets in Los Angeles were shut down yesterday following a police gun battle
with gang members, the Los Angeles Times reports. Schools were locked down and residents ordered to stay in their homes as police searched for suspects in a drive-by shooting that left a man dead from a dozen bullets. When police pulled over suspected gang members, they jumped out of their car, fired on officers, and fled on foot.
One suspect died when police returned fire. A wounded gunman was found hiding under a car and another was captured after SWAT teams went door-to-door. Gang violence has flared up in the area in recent weeks, with much of it blamed on the vicious Avenues gang. "It's been getting worse and worse every single day," a resident said.