COMPTON (CBSLA) — A 65-year-old associate pastor of a local Christian church was shot to death in a possible gang-related attack Sunday at an intersection in Compton, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
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The shooting happened about 11:50 a.m. in the 1000 block of Compton Boulevard, the LASD reported.
Deputies responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call, Deputy Juanita Navarro-Suarez said.READ MORE: Chanukah Celebrations Stress Message Of "Light Over Darkness" In Trying Times
The victim suffered a gunshot wound to his chest and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Detectives were scouring the area for witnesses and surveillance video, Navarro-Suarez said.
A motive for the attack was unknown and no suspect description was immediately available.MORE NEWS: Authorities Investigating Fatal North Hollywood Shooting On Monday Evening
The sheriff’s Homicide Bureau urged anyone with information regarding the homicide to call them at 323-890-5500 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.