12 Arrested in Carson Gang Sweep

A man suspected of killing a teenage girl is among 12 people in custody following a sweep authorities say targeted the Stevenson Ranch gang.

About 100 sheriff's deputies and police officers raided 14 homes in Carson, Compton, Long Beach and Los Angeles on Friday morning,
seeking gang members.

Carson sheriff's Lt. Ralph Ornelas says 11 men and one woman were arrested for crimes including auto theft, assault with a deadly weapon and murder. Two rifles and three handguns were seized.

Among those arrested was a man authorities believe killed 17-year-old Yaneth Ordorica on Sept. 16. Homicide detectives say Ordorica was hit by mistake by a gunman aiming at her gang-member boyfriend.
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Information from: Daily Breeze, http://www.dailybreeze.com

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

AP-NY-12-07-07 1424EST


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