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Victims In A Gang War

In The Crossfire, L.A.'s Gang Crisis, One of a Series

January 30, 1989

The list of names that follows is a chronological sample of the people--gang members and innocent victims--who have been killed or wounded by gang violence in Los Angeles County during the last 12 months. Gang affiliation, where indicated, is attributed to police investigators.

Jan. 30--Karen Toshima dies when she is hit by a bullet aimed at a gang member on a restaurant-lined street in Westwood Village.

Feb. 9--Wheelchair-bound grandmother Alma Lee Washington is shot and killed in her Southwest Los Angeles home, the victim of a bullet intended for her nephew, a gang member.

Feb. 15--Michael Campbell, a deaf man, is shot in the stomach and wounded when he confronts gang members selling drugs outside his apartment in Southwest Los Angeles.

Feb. 20--Gang member Jose Barrios, 23, of Maywood is shot and killed by three boys between the ages of 13 and 15 who fire from bicycles in Florence.

March 10--Gang members attack Sammy Franklin, 38, and Eugene Franklin, 40, after the brothers complain about noise. Sammy Franklin shoots and kills one gang member.

March 16--Yolanda Harbor, 13, is shot in the chest by two street gang members who ambush her and a suspected gang member on West 87th Street in retaliation for an earlier shooting.

March 21--Gang member James Nelson, 27, walking on a street in Willowbrook, is critically wounded in a drive-by shooting.

March 24--Gang member Ronnie Easley, 19, is killed and three others wounded in a drive-by shooting in the Athens area of South Los Angeles.

March 26--Gang member Chris Navarro, 13, of Pomona, is critically burned and later dies after a gang member sets a car on fire in an effort to flush out him and an older friend.

March 26--Gang member Robert DeVoux, 23, is shot to death during a fight with a rival gang in a San Pedro park.

April 1--Stacy Childress, 19, is killed and nine others--including 4-year-old Deshaun Holly--are wounded in a drive-by shooting on Good Friday at a home in Southwest Los Angeles.

April 4--Robert White, 37, a motorist driving on West 94th Street, is flagged down and shot to death and his woman companion beaten in a robbery committed by gang members.

April 13--Glen Vanderpool, 25, who had come from Portland to visit his brother and was looking for work here, is stabbed to death by gang members just west of downtown.

April 18--Irma Salcedo, 6, is shot to death and her father is fatally wounded when a gang member fires into the family's Compton home, allegedly at the request of a neighbor who was feuding with the Salcedos.

April 19--An apparent drive-by revenge shooting kills Alejandra Malgoza, 16, of Compton, as she stands on a street corner. Her older sister says the shooting was in retaliation for Alejandra's association with members of rival gangs.

April 29--Two suspects identified by police as South-Central Los Angeles gang members break into glass company executive Howard King's Woodland Hills home, and hold King's wife at gunpoint while they rob and fatally shoot King.

May 2--Businessman Henry Lee Hunter, 35, carrying a briefcase and a rolled-up newspaper, is shot to death on a Southwest Los Angeles street. Police arrest two youths, ages 15 and 17.

May 2--Gang member Clemente Gallegos, 18, is shot to death by several gang members who confront him in South Los Angeles.

May 3--Francisco Plascencia and Hugo Lopez, neither of whom are gang members, are shot and wounded on their way home from Olive Vista Junior High in Sylmar by a gang member and his brother.

May 3--Melvin D. Cook, 18, a suspected gang member, is wounded in Compton by high-powered rifle shots fired from the passing Cadillac of rival gang members.

May 9--Latonjyia Stover, 18, and Jamee Finney, 13, are shot and killed by machine-gun fire in a case of mistaken identity. Their assailants are identified by police as five members of a Southwest Los Angeles cocaine-dealing gang seeking revenge over a drug deal gone sour.

May 14--Gang member Anthony Jerome Ingram, 20, of West Covina, is fatally stabbed in a gang-related attack during a carnival at a La Puente high school.

June 3--Mario Plump, 37, is standing near a group of gang members in front of an apartment building in Compton when shots are fired from a car. Plump, not a gang member, is the only one hit, wounded critically.

June 24--As many as 20 gang members seeking revenge for the shooting of one of their own blast a rival gang member's house in Long Beach with at least 50 bullets. No one is wounded.

July 14--San Diego State University freshman Dondrick Herod, 19, is shot in the head and killed while standing on a street corner in the South-Central Los Angeles neighborhood where he grew up.

July 20--Gang members throw a firebomb into Ramon Fuentes' Willowbrook home and later fire shots at the dwelling, apparently in retaliation for Fuentes' attempt to stop a drug deal.

July 31--Douglas Henegan, 21, of Panorama City, not a gang member, is killed in a park when two men drive by and fire numerous shots.

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