Rising bloodshed in L.A. feels like 'Dodge City,' LAPD chief says
In all, 19 people were shot over the weekend, five of them fatally. On Tuesday, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck was blunt about the impact of the violence.
"This is not Dodge City," he said. "And unfortunately, it looked a little too much like Dodge City this weekend."
For months, the LAPD has been sending more officers onto the streets in an effort to quell the violence that's risen across the city this year, particularly the gang-related activity that Beck said fueled most of the weekend's attacks.