A South L.A. neighborhood grapples with a wave of violence

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The area around Harvard Park was the deadliest place for African Americans in Los Angeles County last year, according to The Times’ Homicide Report. So far this year, six people have been killed. Most of the victims were black men.

One corner. Four killings

The southwest corner of Harvard Park, at West 62nd Street and Harvard Boulevard, has been especially deadly. In the last year-and-a-half, four men have been killed there — while sitting in a car, trying to defuse an argument or walking home from the barber shop or the corner store.

The South L.A. neighborhood stands apart

Harvard Park’s 2016 homicide total was its highest in at least 15 years despite a downward trend in killings across L.A. County.

Lives lost in Harvard Park

The 64 homicides in Harvard Park since 2000 were primarily black and Latino males, but the list includes husbands, wives, fathers, mothers of all ages, and even some small children.

Eddie Lino

Lino, a 23-year-old black male, died in 2017.

Alex Lomeli

Lomeli, a 18-year-old Latino male, died in 2017.

Carlos Martinez

Martinez, a 61-year-old Latino male, died in 2017.

Lloyd Craig

Craig, a 33-year-old black male, died in 2017.

Jenell Gamble-Kendrick

Gamble-Kendrick, a 73-year-old black female, died in 2017.

Brandon Tatum

Tatum, a 23-year-old black male, died in 2017.

Tyrone Davis

Davis, a 16-year-old black male, died in 2016.

Edwardo Garcia Hernandez

Garcia Hernandez, a 20-year-old Latino male, died in 2016.

DeWayne Parham

Parham, a 42-year-old black male, died in 2016.

Marcus Wilkerson

Wilkerson, a 46-year-old black male, died in 2016.

Abrey White

White, a 33-year-old black male, died in 2016.

Gareth Lopez

Lopez, a 34-year-old black male, died in 2016.

Deontae Ruffin

Ruffin, a 24-year-old black male, died in 2016.

Kenneth Durden

Durden, a 50-year-old black male, died in 2016.

Marcus McClendon

McClendon, a 52-year-old black male, died in 2015.

Jermaine Malone

Malone, a 37-year-old black male, died in 2015.

Keion Coleman

Coleman, a 18-year-old black male, died in 2015.

Michael White

White, a 30-year-old black male, died in 2014.

Kevin Williams

Williams, a 32-year-old black male, died in 2014.

Jorge Herrera

Herrera, a 24-year-old Latino male, died in 2012.

Patrick Caruthers

Caruthers, a 19-year-old black male, died in 2012.

Jose Zamarripa

Zamarripa, a 26-year-old Latino male, died in 2012.

Cleo Hughes

Hughes, a 79-year-old black female, died in 2012.

John Sullivan

Sullivan, a 53-year-old white male, died in 2012.

Andre Lockhart

Lockhart, a 28-year-old black male, died in 2011.

Donnell Washington

Washington, a 30-year-old black male, died in 2010.

Che Grady

Grady, a 39-year-old black male, died in 2010.

Dontae Cotton

Cotton, a 28-year-old black male, died in 2010.

Mulindwa Traylor

Traylor, a 24-year-old black male, died in 2009.

Kadeemi Forman

Forman, a 19-year-old black male, died in 2009.

Keith Moore

Moore, a 20-year-old black male, died in 2009.

Jesse McWayne

McWayne, a 19-year-old black male, died in 2009.

Alcus Mallory

Mallory, a 15-year-old black male, died in 2008.

Edward Adams

Adams, a 53-year-old black male, died in 2008.

Matthew Denney

Denney, a 20-year-old black male, died in 2008.

James Hill

Hill, a 64-year-old black male, died in 2008.

Luis Leon

Leon, a 19-year-old Latino male, died in 2008.

Rosa Garcia

Garcia, a 35-year-old Latino female, died in 2008.

Shontae Blanche

Blanche, a 22-year-old black female, died in 2007.

Baby Blanche

Blanche, a 0-year-old black female, died in 2007.

Christopher Wilson

Wilson, a 48-year-old black male, died in 2006.

Freddy Solis Jr.

Solis Jr., a 14-year-old Latino male, died in 2006.

Eric Woods

Woods, a 36-year-old black male, died in 2005.

Melvin Greenberg

Greenberg, a 58-year-old black male, died in 2005.

Gregory Price

Price, a 51-year-old black male, died in 2005.

Corey Toliver

Toliver, a 26-year-old black male, died in 2004.

Cheryl Edwards

Edwards, a 41-year-old black female, died in 2004.

Shaunte Bragg

Bragg, a 34-year-old black male, died in 2004.

Michael Grant

Grant, a 23-year-old black male, died in 2004.

Gregory Gabriel

Gabriel, a 12-year-old black male, died in 2004.

Carl Peters

Peters, a 42-year-old black male, died in 2004.

Lafayette Davis

Davis, a 32-year-old black male, died in 2003.

Norman Moore

Moore, a 27-year-old black male, died in 2003.

Wesley Keene

Keene, a 18-year-old black male, died in 2003.

Maurice Marks

Marks, a 21-year-old black male, died in 2003.

Hilgard Andrews

Andrews, a 45-year-old black male, died in 2002.

Chima Anyanwu

Anyanwu, a 21-year-old black male, died in 2002.

Uchechukwu Ofoegbu

Ofoegbu, a 21-year-old black male, died in 2002.

Lyndon Cox

Cox, a 25-year-old black male, died in 2002.

Von Harris

Harris, a 42-year-old black male, died in 2001.

Jason Flores

Flores, a 20-year-old Latino male, died in 2001.

Paul Mitchell

Mitchell, a 44-year-old black male, died in 2000.

Mardress Brooks

Brooks, a 35-year-old black female, died in 2000.

Grover Tinner

Tinner, a 48-year-old black male, died in 2000.