MARIA ‘CHATA’ LEON was the head of one of the most dangerous gangs in Los Angeles history, The Avenues. She lived in a fortress style home on Drew St, and her activities were based on drugs, murder and intimidation.
The gangs higher leadership was made up of her own children.
The gang gained national attention in 1995 when a 3 year old was shot during a shoot out with a car that made a wrong turn.
Delightful woman and organization.