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1 Man Dead, Another In Stable Condition After Shooting In Compton

COMPTON (CBSLA) -  Two men were shot in Compton Saturday, one fatally.

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Scene of a shooting investigation in Compton on Dec. 18, 2021. (credit: CBS)

The shooting occurred about 12:40 p.m. in the 2000 block of 120th Street, according to Deputy Alejandra Parra of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Information Bureau.

One man suffered a gunshot wound to the upper body and the other was wounded in one of his legs, Parra said.

Both men were taken by ambulance to a hospital, where one was pronounced dead and the other had stable vital signs, she said.

Witnesses told detectives they saw two men get out of a burgundy vehicle. "They walked up approximately two houses from where they opened fire on two men who were in the front yard working on a car," Parra said. They ran back to the vehicle and fled the scene.

Officers encouraged anyone with information about the incident to contact LA County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5000. Anonymous tips can be made through Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477) or by using the LA Crime Stoppers website.

(© Copyright 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)

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