Two Los Angeles gangs have reportedly made a bet last week on who can kill 100 people in 100 days.
Under the hashtag “100Days100Nights”, concerned residents have now taken to social media to warn users that innocent people could be risking their lives during the next 100 days between Western and Normandie Avenues, The Daily Beast reports.
The sickening bet was reportedly made last week, after the death of Rollin 100 gang member “KP”. (Scroll down for the video.
1. Two Los Angeles gangs have entered into a contest, betting on who can kill 100 people in 100 days first (above a woman posts on Instagram about the #100Days100Nights bet).
2. The sickening bet was reportedly made last week, following the death of Rollin 100 gang member “KP” (pictured left). The posts on Instagram and Twitter have been taken seriously by police leading, to LAPD deploying more officers to the area (a Pray For LA message shown right).
The warnings posted on Instagram and Twitter have been taken seriously by local authorities and have led LAPD officials to deploy more officers to the area, according to The Daily Beast.
Evidently, the 100 people the two rival gangs will reportedly be trying to kill can either be gang-affiliated, or completely innocent.
The “contest” may have already begun, as one man was shot dead and 12 wounded in more than six separate shootings over the weekend in the 77th Street district, which includes the infamous Crenshaw area.
3. On Saturday night, police from LAPD’s 77th Division issued a tactical alert — spanning from Vernon Avenue to Manchester Boulevard and Crenshaw Boulevard to Figueroa and San Pedro streets — following the string of gang shootings that occurred over five hours.
4. Gang members said between Western and Normandie Avenues in South Los Angeles (shown above) no one would be safe during the 100-day period.
Two young boys, one aged four and the other aged 11, were among the victims, after a gunman approached their car and opened fire.
On Saturday, 47-year-old Anthony Alonzo Cudger was shot dead in a drive-by shooting, as he was sitting in his car at the intersection of 81st and Hoover streets.
Police are trying to figure out whether the killings were part of the #100Days100Nights bet, or they were gang-related retaliation, which is something the LAPD always has to consider.
And an argument that took place at a gang member’s funeral may have something to do with it.
5. A rise in violent crimes occurred over the weekend as one man was shot dead and 12 were wounded after more than six shootings in the 77th Street district — which has some of the city’s most violent neighborhoods (below, someone posts on social media regarding the bet).
6. It was reported that on Thursday night, a woman and two young boys, aged four and 11, were wounded after the gunman, who is still at large, approached their car and opened fire on the 2000 block of West 99th Street.
Less than an hour after that shooting, a man in his 40s was shot in his car at the intersection of 75th and Figueroa Streets, just seven blocks away. The man was still able to drive himself to the hospital, but the suspect is at large.
A man in his 20s was found shot in the stomach at Hyde Park Boulevard and Brynhurst Avenue and was taken to the hospital.
Less than four miles away, and about half an hour later, a woman and two men were shot at the intersection of 47th Street and Budlong Avenue. The three were all taken to hospital and one is in critical condition.
On Saturday night, LAPD’s 77th Division issued a tactical alert for the area from Vernon Avenue to Manchester Boulevard and Crenshaw Boulevard to Figueroa and San Pedro streets, ABC7 reports.
7. Anthony Alonzo Cudger, 47, was shot and killed on Saturday after a suspect drove to his car and opened fire at the intersection of 81st and Hoover streets, before leaving the scene.
LAPD Deputy Chief Bill Scott met with gang intervention workers on Monday to ask them to help calm fears, according to the Los Angeles Times. He said:
You’ve got everyday folks who have nothing to do with the gang lifestyle and culture scared.
One of KP’s family members has said that, while loosely-affiliated with a gang, he did not take part in gang-related activities.
He added that the birth of his boy turned his life around and he was hoping for a better life for himself and his child. The anonymous family member told The Daily Beast:
It’s making him look like a bad person. It’s not like he started this and got killed behind it. He had no control over what’s going on with #100Days100Nights.
It’s just gonna put them in the same situation. You either are going to die behind this or go to jail behind this. It’s not gonna make a difference, it’s just making it worse.
8. Los Angeles police issued a tactical alert on Saturday night after multiple gang shootings in South Los Angeles.
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