COMPTON (CBS) —  Authorities said a 16-year-old boy was killed Wednesday in an apparent gang-related shooting in an unincorporated area near Compton.

Homicide detectives were sent to investigate the shooting in the 2100 block of East Piru Street, at 10:14 a.m., said Sgt. Diane Hecht of the Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau.

Two youths were walking when a light colored sedan pulled up alongside of them and stopped.

One male armed with a handgun got out and shot a 16-year-old and then got back in the car which left eastbound on Piru.

The teen was taken to a hospital where he was declared dead. His companion was not hurt.

Homicide detectives believe the the shootings were gang-related. They are not releasing the victim’s name.

Anyone with information on the shooting was asked to call the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

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Comments (11)
  1. taxpayer says:

    let all those gang members kill each other. That will reduce the prison popuplation and decrease the gang population as well. save the money spent on their defense and prosecution be used on something more productive to the communities.

  2. brc says:

    NO regard, NO respect , NO morals. Just common thugs ruining what has been paved for them …Bums. Send them to Iraq, Mexico to see how bad they are.

  3. sanityforus says:

    Another one for the NRA. Yea lets KEEP guns handy for all, after all its constitutionally protected. Tell that to ALL the murdered/erroneous/collateral damage et al types of KILLING that happen with GUNS

    1. Adam Owens says:

      Your stupid. guns aren’t going away and neither is crime. You make guns illegal and guess what? The only people that will carry guns is the criminals who don’t give a hoot about the law. So where does that leaves us?

    2. Trisha says:

      Ok then knives kill people, cars kill people… Let’s ban those too! You’re an idiot! People kill people!!

  4. moe says:

    I didn’t believe in the death penalty but now I think executiions should be televised or streamed online. These maniacs are out of control. Oh and lets keep making and selling guns. Yeah right.

  5. Thiem Wong Garcia says:

    gang kill gang is a good strategy because it reduces gang members, but a stray bullet can fatally kill an innocent person. The most common news I heard is a mother has been shot on Christmas Day. Another story is a 5 years old was struck by a gang during Holloween.
    So how do you feel safe on the holidays. A great tip to all, stay away from danger zone such as south central or tijuana. By the way, whats the next holiday?

  6. Remember says:

    Gang killings don’t decrease gangs, it increases it. Revenge motivates living non-members and young people to join gangs now that they are emotionally invested. Remember you thought suicide bombs and terrorism was worlds away from you too and only happened in Israel? hehehe…idiots.

  7. Nita says:

    Or it could be someone randomly going around shooting and klling people. Doesn’t necessarily have to be gang involvement. I pray it doesn’t happen to any of you who are happy this happened to this teen.

  8. comptonrep310 says:

    Gang violence has, and will always be a problem in our community. Society is so bad that we’ve gotten used to loosing our loved ones on the streets and retaliating. – personally think the guns should be put down and these gangmembers should have a boxing match…if it were up to me…r.i.p davion ily !

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