1 Man Killed, Another Critically Wounded in Compton Shooting

Gunfire in Compton on Saturday afternoon left one man dead and another critically wounded, officials said.

The 800 block of West Arbutus Street in Compton, as seen in a Google Street View image in February of 2018.

The 800 block of West Arbutus Street in Compton, as seen in a Google Street View image in February of 2018.

The shooting was reported about 2:45 p.m. in a wash area behind a residential neighborhood in the 800 block of West Arbutus Street, Deputy Morgan Arteaga of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Information Bureau said in a written statement.

Deputies first responded to the area in response to a report of “shots fired,” he said. Then then encountered the two severely wounded men.

“Both of the victims were transported to the local hospital where one victim was pronounced dead, and the other male victim is in critical condition,” Arteaga said.

No further information about the circumstances of the shooting, including a suspect description, was available.

Anyone with information was urged to contact the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

This story has been updated to correct the condition of the surviving victim of the shooting.

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