9 People Shot, 1 Fatally, After Violence Breaks Out at Party in Compton: Sheriff’s Department

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Authorities responded to a multi-victim shooting in Compton on March 6, 2016. (Credit: OnScene TV)

One man was killed and ten others were wounded in a shooting that took place at party in a Compton warehouse early Sunday morning, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The deadly incident occurred in the 900 block of West Victoria Street just before 1:45 a.m., sheriff’s officials said in a news release.

Sgt. Connor of the department’s Compton Station confirmed the shooting was a gang-related incident. He said the involved parties were shooting at each other, and it was not known whether any bystanders were hit by the gunfire.

One man was rushed to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead, the release stated. His identity has not yet been released.

Ten other people were injured and transported for treatment, including eight who had sustained gunshot wounds. Their conditions were not immediately known, according to authorities.

It was unclear what led up to the shooting. The Sheriff’s Department has not stated whether anyone was taken into custody, or where any shooters were outstanding.

Homicide detectives were at the scene investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident. No further details were immediately available.

Anyone with information was urged to call the department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.

Those who would prefer to remain anonymous have been asked to call Crime Stoppers by dialing 800-222-8477, texting the letters TIPLA plus a tip to 274637, or by going to the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.

KTLA’s Geoff Peters contributed to this story.