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Father Finds Missing 14-Year-Old Son Shot Dead In Compton Alley

COMPTON (CBSLA) – A 14-year-old boy who had been reported missing was found shot to death in Compton Tuesday night.

The deceased boy was found by his father a little before 9 p.m. in the 4200 block of East San Luis Street.

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the boy's family discovered him missing on Sunday and reported it to authorities the following day.

On Tuesday night, while out searching, the boy's father found his son in a travel trailer parked in an alley, the sheriff's department said. He had a gunshot wound to his upper torso.

Sheriff's deputies responded and pronounced the boy dead at the scene. His name was not immediately released.

No suspects have been arrested in the killing and there was no word on a motive. It's unclear exactly when the shooting may have occurred.

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