Woman fatally shot in Compton, shooter remains at large

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COMPTON (CNS) – A 28-year-old woman was shot and killed in Compton today after a group of men crashed a birthday party the victim was hosting, according to sheriff’s officials.

Deputies responded to a “shots fired” call around 3:30 a.m. in the 300 block of West Johnson Street, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reported. The victim was found on the driveway with a gunshot wound and pronounced dead at the scene. Her name was withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The shooter remains at large, and no suspect description was immediately available.

The birthday party was being held for one of the victim’s relatives, the department reported. The problems arose after the uninvited men were asked to leave the party.

Sheriff’s homicide detectives asked anyone with information regarding the shooting to call them at (323) 890-5500. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.

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