A police crackdown on gangs resulted in the arrests of 700 people, but the violence continued with three people killed and nine wounded in gang-related shootings.
The most furious gunplay came about 2:45 a.m. Monday when rivals left 30 bullet casings littering the street and a gang member, Eric Hicks, 22, shot dead.Hicks was found sprawled in a South Central Los Angeles street, detective John Bunch said. Hicks' attackers fled.
On Sunday, one man was killed and another wounded in a drive-by shooting reported about 2 a.m. outside a bullet-scarred apartment complex in suburban Sun Valley, detective Mike Coffey said.
Jose Maldonado, 22, also known as Juan Romero, and Mario Figueroa, 24, were talking with friends when they were hit by gunfire from a passing car, Coffey said.
Maldonado was killed and Figueroa was taken to Northridge Hospital Medical Center, where he was in stable condition, Sgt. Michael McKean said.
Although the shooting appeared gang-related, police did not know whether the victims were gang members, McKean said.
Earlier, Marvin Christy, 16, was killed and a 17-year-old boy was wounded in an alley in south-central Los Angeles, detective Patrick Marshall said.