Probe Continues Into Compton Party Shooting That Killed One, Injured 5

Probe Continues Into Compton Party Shooting That Killed One, Injured 5

Los Angeles County Sheriff deputies guard a home in the city of Lancaster in the high desert Antelope Valley north of Los Angeles on Nov. 29, 2021. (Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP Photo)

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6/9/2024

Updated: 6/9/2024

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COMPTON, Calif.—Sheriff’s investigators June 8 are investigating a shooting in Compton that killed one man and injured at least five other people at a residence where approximately 100 people were in attendance.
Deputies were sent to the intersection of Mayo Avenue and Greenleaf Boulevard outside Compton College around 8 p.m. Friday, according to homicide Lt. Omar Camacho of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Deputies reported seeing approximately 100 people leaving a residence. They were directed to the rear of the location and discovered a victim with apparent gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Witnesses at the scene told ABC7 that the shooting occurred at a pool party at a home nearby. Video from the scene showed deputies searching the backyard of a home for evidence.
Three women and two men were taken to a hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries, according to the Compton Fire Department. KCAL9 reported that a sixth victim walked into a hospital two hours after the shooting.
No suspect description was immediately available.
Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to call the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Anonymous calls can be made to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477, or tips may be sent via the website.
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