The city's deadliest street gang war escalated Friday night when three more people were killed in the ongoing conflict between the Hoover Street Criminals and the Main Street Crips.
"Oh, my god, please stop this violence," said Janet Sanders Bolden, mother of Aveion Bolden, 20, who was shot and killed with his girlfriend Jacinta Walker, 18, Friday night as they sat in a car on Figueroa Street near 87th Street. "This is crazy. This is hurting too many families. Destroying families. Oh, my god! I can't believe this. Please stop this violence. Stop this madness."
Aveion and Jacinta were in the back seat of a car and were about to head out to see the movie "22 Jump Street", when another vehicle approached. One or more occupants of that car, suspected Main Street Crips, starting shooting. Either someone on the street or in the two victims' car returned fire and wounded one of the assailants. That man, Trevor Williams, 33, died. His body, sources said, was dropped off at the L.A. City Fire Dept. Station 64, on 108th and Main streets, across the street from LAPD's Southeast Division.
Jacinta's 17-year-old cousin Kharyel Taylor, walked in a near-trance on Figueroa Street as friends and family mourned the deaths.
"Cousin, I love you , I love you," Kharyel said. "She was just going to the movies with her boyfriend, I saw her and 10 minutes later, they called me and said she was dead."
The shooting is the latest in a long time battle between two old and powerful southside gangs, The most recent killing was June, 2, when Tijuan "Nut" Folks was shot and killed on 98th Street near Main Street.
Saturday morning as friends and family of the slain couple removed their belongings from a Figueroa Street apartment across the street from where they died, mother Janet recalled how earlier in the day she urged a group of Hoovers not to retaliated.
"I told them not to retaliate," she said. "They looked at me and said,'Janet, are you serious?'"
Nut's killing - http://krikorianwrites.com/blog/2014/6/2/nut-from-main-street-gunned-down-monday-morning