Woman Shot 'Multiple' Times While Driving, In Front Of Her 1-Year-Old Son
A woman was shot while driving in Compton Saturday night as her 1-year-old son sat in the backseat, sheriff's officials say.
KTLA reports that around 10:15 p.m, an indeterminate number of suspects fired "several" shots into the black SUV as she was driving. According to NBC L.A., the woman, who is 26 years old, as per City News Service, was struck twice. Her son, who is 15-months, was not hit, but as KTLA reported, the car was "riddled with bullets." Authorities do not yet know if the suspects were on foot or in another vehicle.
Sgt. Eric Johnson told CNS that after being shot, the woman was able to continue driving for a few blocks before calling 9-1-1. They found her a short distance down from the 1000 block of Grandy Avenue, where the shooting took place, to Alondra Boulevard and Center Avenue.
While she was found "initially unresponsive" when deputies arrived at the scene, she is now listed as in stable condition at a nearby hospital and but is expected to survive.
KTLA notes that this was the second shooting to take place in a car in a Compton on Saturday night. The first occurred when a man was found shot inside a parked car earlier in the evening on West Lantana Street. He was later pronounced dead at an area hospital.
A sheriff's department official said that the two shootings are not connected, but that anyone with information is urged to call the LASD Homicide Division at 323-890-5500.