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

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.

News

Suspects Remain At Large After Two People Fatally Shot At Compton Motel

Before you read more...
Dear reader, we're asking you to help us keep local news available for all. Your financial support keeps our stories free to read, instead of hidden behind paywalls. We believe when reliable local reporting is widely available, the entire community benefits. Thank you for investing in your neighborhood.

Two men were shot and killed while repairing a car outside a Compton motel late Saturday afternoon and authorities are searching for the shooting suspects, both of whom remain at large.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department was contacted with reports of "assault with a deadly weapon, gunshot victim," a little after 4 p.m. Saturday, according to City News Service. The deputies arrived at the motel on the 1100 block of South Long Beach Boulevard and found two gunshot victims, both young men aged 18 and 20. The two men were repairing their vehicle when another car pulled up. Two suspects exited the vehicle and shot the other two men before re-entering their vehicle and fleeing the scene, according to the Sheriff's Department.

The two gunshot victims were pronounced dead at the scene. The suspects were driving a silver 2000 Honda Civic, which was recovered not far from the crime scene. The gunmen remain at large and have been described as two Hispanic men wearing dark clothing. Investigators believe the shooting was gang related.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.