NoVA is one of the MS hotspots.
A friend from high school was stabbed to death by a gang of them a couple years back. They threw a brick through his window, he chased them to find out who did it, and he ended up surrounded by a whole bunch of them.
They beat him and stabbed him and left him for dead, and he crawled in the grass until the next morning when someone saw him and called the police. He didn't make it to the hospital.
I think he was living in somewheres out in the Manassas area.
I believe it had something to do with marijuana distribution.
However, I knew the kid, and he was just a suburban stoner. Not a gang member, not a violent person. I doubt if he even realized he was dealing with MS and not of just a pot dealer who happened to be Salvadoran. What they did to him was obscene.
Every Virginian should be armed at all times until the scourge is eradicated, in my opinion. I know I am when I'm there.