COMPTON – One man was killed and another person was treated for wounds at a hospital from a shooting in Compton, authorities said Tuesday. It was the third shooting reported July 4.
Deputies responding to a call of a person down at about 5 p.m. Monday found the deceased man near the south entrance to Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital, at 1680 E. 120th St.., according to Deputy Tracy Koerner of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau. He had a gunshot wound to the upper body and was pronounced dead at the scene.
A second victim was located and taken to a hospital for treatment, Koerner said. A description of the second victim was not available.
“Based on preliminary information, it appears the victims were traveling in a vehicle in the city of Compton at the time of the incident,” he said.
Suspect information was not immediately available.
Anyone with information was asked to call homicide detectives at 323- 890-5500 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).