Man Killed, Another Wounded in Car-to-Car Shooting in Compton

The intersection of Alondra Boulevard and Poinsettia Avenue in Compton is seen in a Google Maps Street View image.

The intersection of Alondra Boulevard and Poinsettia Avenue in Compton is seen in a Google Maps Street View image.

One man was killed and another was wounded in an apparent car-to-car shooting in Compton Sunday morning, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies received reports of a gunshot victim and responded to the intersection of Alondra Boulevard and Poinsettia Avenue about 9:25 a.m., the department said in a news release.

One man was pronounced dead at the scene and the other was taken to a hospital suffering from gunshot wounds to his torso. Authorities said he is expected to survive.

Investigators believe the shooting may have been gang-related, the Sheriff’s Department said.

Deputies are searching for two men in their 20s who fled the scene in a light-colored sedan, last seen headed east on Alondra Boulevard.

Authorities did not identify the victim and no further details were available.

Anyone with information can call the Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Those who prefer to provide information anonymously can call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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