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Homicide Detectives Investigate Shooting Deaths Of 2 Men In Compton

COMPTON ( — Homicide detectives Monday investigated the circumstances surrounding the shooting deaths of two men in Compton.

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, deputies were sent just before 9:00 p.m. Sunday to the 1200 block of Wilmington Avenue for report of a gunshot victim.

Upon their arrival, authorities discovered three victims sitting in a car. Two were suffering from gunshot wounds. The third victim was uninjured.

The driver of the vehicle, an adult African American man, was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is being withheld pending family notification.

A 23-year-old African American man was found lying in the street next to the car. Paramedics transported him to a hospital where he later died. The victim's identity is also being withheld pending family notification.

"The third victim, male Black, 26, stated he and the other victims were pulling out of the gas station parking lot when an unknown male, who was waiting on the sidewalk, started shooting into the car," Deputy Kelvin Moody said. "The suspect then got into a white pick-up truck and drove off in an unknown direction."

A suspect description was not immediately available.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this case has been urged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

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