A teenager who was killed in a Compton shooting Sunday evening was studying to become a nurse, her boyfriend told KTLA.
“If I could have taken that bullet, I would have taken it. I rather it be me than her,” the boyfriend, who only wanted to be identified as Anthony, said.
Anthony said the teen was 17 years old and was well-known in her community and she wanted to help people. Her identity has not been released by authorities.
She was shot about 5:30 p.m. Sunday in the 200 block of Long Beach Boulevard. Three other people, including another juvenile, were shot during the incident, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
The teen died, and the other victims were listed in stable condition. The relationship between the victims is unclear, but they were all shot in the street near a community carnival.
Deputy Tracy Koerner told KTLA Monday morning that the shooting had nothing to do with the carnival that was going on at the time.
It is unclear how many people were involved in the shooting and authorities did not have any suspect descriptions.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff’s homicide detectives at 323-890-5500. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.
Correction: The victim killed in the shooting was misidentified in a previous version of this story. The post has since been updated.
KTLA’s Marissa Wenzke contributed to this story.