LOS ANGELES — More than 80 young people were arrested at a rave party in Los Angeles, most on drugs charges, authorities said yesterday.
Fire officials said paramedics treated 16 people for minor injuries at the 18th annual Love Festival late Saturday and early yesterday and three concertgoers were taken to hospitals.
Several minors were arrested for using false identification to attempt to enter the electronic music party, attended by about 4,100 people.
Partygoers had to prove they were at least 18 years old, and all were searched for contraband, especially illegal drugs.
The event drew special attention, occurring just two months after the suspected drug-overdose death of a 15-year-old girl who attended the much larger Electric Daisy Carnival.
Mass arrests also were reported by police in Arizona over the weekend. Authorities said 27 people were booked on charges ranging from attempted murder to participation in a criminal street gang after shootings Saturday in Chino Valley, north of Prescott.
The shootings involved members of rival motorcycle gangs, the Vagos and Hells Angels. Detectives estimate at least 50 rounds were fired during the rampage.
Sheriff’s spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn said at least five people were shot but none of the wounds was life-threatening. He said detectives were trying to locate one injured gang member.