- Associated Press - Monday, December 12, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities have arrested more than three-dozen people in a crackdown on three Los Angeles-area street gangs that authorities say are locked in a deadly war.

Monday’s announcement says 38 people have been arrested since an investigation began 14 months ago into gangs in the so-called Vermont Corridor. That’s a roughly four-square-mile area in and around South Los Angeles where six people have been killed between 2009 and last year.

Of those arrested, 29 have been charged with crimes ranging from conspiracy to murder.

The task force is composed of the Los Angeles Police Department, county Sheriff’s Department and U.S. Marshals Service.

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