Man Critically Injured, Woman Wounded After Gunmen Open Fire In Compton

COMPTON ( — Homicide detectives Monday investigated the circumstances surrounding a shooting that left one man in critical condition and injured a woman in Compton.

The shooting unfolded around 10 p.m. Sunday in the 600 block of W. Cherry Street, according to sheriff’s deputies.

Upon their arrival, authorities say two male suspects approached a white sedan and unsuccessfully attempted to open the doors.

At one point, one of the suspects produced a handgun and shot through the driver’s side front windshield, striking a man in his upper torso. A woman who sat in the front passenger seat was shot in her lower torso.

A juvenile who sat in the back seat did not sustain injuries.

Paramedics transported the man and woman to a hospital.

The man remains listed in critical condition.

The woman has since been treated and released.

Deputies said the suspects, described as African American adults, were last seen running westbound on Cherry Street.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident has been urged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.


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