Los Angeles Gangs Are Aiming To Kill 100 People In 100 Days, They Even Have Their Own Hashtag

The recent rise in shootings over the last few days in South Los Angeles is due to a bet that was made between two local gangs last week to see if they can kill 100 people in 100 days.

Social media users have been warning people to avoid the area around Western and Normandie Avenues in South Los Angeles. Proof of the danger occurred over the weekend, when one person was shot dead and 12 were wounded after more than six shootings. This included a 4-year-old boy, who was wounded alongside his 11-year-old brother and mother in a shooting. The shooter is still yet to be caught.

Across the internet, the hashtag #100Days100Nights started to do the rounds, which has sickeningly been used to try and promote the clash. The two Los Angeles gangs are betting which one will be able to kill 100 people over the next 100 days, and they’re not bothered if their victims are in a gang or are innocent.

According to the Daily Beast, this contest was orchestrated last week following the death of “KP,” a member of the Rollin 100 gang.

Twitter user EVILyn, via her account @xvxlynnn_, retweeted the following post that highlighted just how dangerous the area will be.

More people soon started taking to their Twitter accounts to warn users about the rise in violence.

100 Days 100 Nights! Be safe out there in LA! pic.twitter.com/eNLxRk1ESP

— Giovanni Rashad (@VDomo_) July 27, 2015

100days and 100 nights is on LA TIMES now… pic.twitter.com/iqByLtld6N

— Kimchi (@kimccchi) July 28, 2015

People were soon venting their frustrations and worries about the potential, impending violence, while at the same time, warning people to stay safe.

Because of this increase in violence and shootings, police officers in the area have decided to deploy more cops and LAPD officials around these streets, and they are taking these social media messages very seriously.

LAPD Deputy Chief Bill Scott confirmed that he met on Monday with gang intervention workers, and he told them to try and allay fears of the rise in violence.

Speaking to the Los Angeles Times, via the Daily Mail, about their meeting, he explained that he told them, “You’ve got everyday folks who have nothing to do with the gang lifestyle and culture scared.”

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