By CBSLA Staff

COMPTON (CBSLA) — Authorities on Sunday were investigating the circumstances surrounding a deadly double-shooting in Compton.

The shooting was reported just before 1 a.m. Sunday in the 1900 block of North Bullis Road in Compton.

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When authorities responded, they located two individuals who had been shot in a car. Both had sustained gunshot wounds to the upper body.

Authorities identified one of the victims as 19-year-old Javier Carachure Menchaca.

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The men, both of whom were initially suspected to be in their early 20s, died at the scene.

Prior to the deadly shooting, deputies learned there had been a large illegal street racing event near the location. Deputies believe both incidences are related.

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