A woman was shot and killed by armed men who showed up uninvited to a birthday party at her home in Compton early Sunday morning, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release.
Deputies responded to the 300 block of West Johnson Street at around 3:30 a.m. to find the woman suffering from a gunshot wound in her home’s driveway, the Sheriff’s Department said.
The victim was hosting a birthday party for a relative when the men arrived and were asked to leave. As the group was being escorted out, an altercation occurred and the men fired gunshots in the direction of the house party, striking the victim, LASD said.
She was pronounced dead at the scene, the Sheriff’s Department said.
Authorities did not identify the victim but described her as a 28-year-old hispanic female.
The suspects, described as three to four Hispanic males wearing dark clothing, fled the scene on foot, running west on Johnson Street.
At the scene of the shooting, sheriff’s deputies were seen blocking the roadway and looking for evidence while a group of residents watched from their homes and from the sidewalk— many visibly distressed.
No further information was immediately available.
Anyone with information was encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department at 323-890-5500. To provide information anonymously, call L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.