Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This


9-Year-Old Girl And Two Men Wounded In Shooting

LAist relies on your reader support, not paywalls.
Freely accessible local news is vital. Please power our reporters and help keep us independent with a donation today.

A 9-year-old girl and two men were wounded in Compton Monday evening in separate shootings that were suspected to be connected.

The shootings both happened around 8 p.m., Lt. Marc Lucio of the sheriff's Compton Station told City News Service. The girl was shot in the leg at Hillford Avenue and Reeve Street, and the men were wounded outside a fish market near Alondra Boulevard and Central Avenue, just a few blocks away.

The girl was hospitalized and with non-life-threatening injuries. Both men were hospitalized as well, though their condition wasn't reported, the Los Angeles Times says.

Deputies still don't have a suspect or motive. They're investigating how the two shootings might be connected and whether they were gang-related.