Man, 24, Killed in Compton Shooting; Gunman Sought

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Homicide detectives on Wednesday were investigating a shooting that left one man dead in Compton, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.


Homicide detectives combed for clues in the fatal shooting of a 24-year-old man in Compton on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

The shooting occurred in the 1700 block of Graham Avenue (map) just before 11:00 p.m. Tuesday, Lt. John Corina of the Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau said in a news release.

Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call of a “gunshot victim,” according to the release. When they arrived, deputies found the 24-year-old victim had been shot multiple times.

The man was taken to a local hospital where he died, Corina said in the release.

His identity had not yet been released as of early Wednesday morning.

Witnesses reported that the victim was standing in front of the location when he was shot, but they did not get a look at whoever was involved. according to the release.

No arrests have been made in the case.

Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.

Those wishing to remain anonymous were urged to call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477. Anonymous tips could also be left by texting the letters TIPLA plus a tip to 274637 or through the website

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