COMPTON (CBSLA.com) — A 1-year-old girl was shot and killed while in her crib in Compton Tuesday night, authorities said. Now, a manhunt is underway for two men accused of killing her.
According to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, two men drove up to East San Marcus Street and North Holly Avenue around 7 p.m. and opened fire at a house.
The child was found shot inside her crib in the garage. Paramedics rushed the child to St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood, where she was pronounced dead.
Neighbors described a nightmarish scene: a mother sobbing hysterically as a father was holding a motionless child.
One neighbor said she “heard a bunch of shots. I heard screaming, and I heard a dog crying. I saw I guess the parents. They were kind of hysterical, the mom, dad was I guess holding the baby. (She) was unconscious in his arms.” The neighbor also said she saw the mother passing out.
One deputy told CBS2/KCAL9’s Tom Wait there were seven shootings in Compton within an hour Tuesday evening, and they were all gang-related.