COMPTON (CBSLA) – Authorities have reported that one person is dead following a shooting at 10AM on Saturday morning in Compton.

An investigation is ongoing, following the shooting on the 200 block of North Bowen Avenue at, where one man was shot. The man was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead at around 2:30PM.

The man was found by Sheriff’s deputies on a driveway nearly a block away from an area where he and his friends had been standing.

Deputy Shawn Du Busky of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department reported that: “unknown persons in a compact car exchanged
gunfire with an unknown individual on foot near the intersection of North Bowen Avenue and East Palmer Street. Both fled the area after the shooting. It appears the victim was an innocent bystander struck by a stray bullet.”

Homicide detectives who investigated the crime scene did not provide descriptions of the suspects or the weapon used, which was not found.

Authorities ask that anyone with information about the shooting call homicide detectives at 323-890-5500 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).

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