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Girl, 1, killed in Compton as gunfire erupts outside home

A 1-year-old girl lying in her crib was fatally shot late Tuesday evening by a gunman who opened fire outside her family's house in Compton, authorities said.

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Compton 1-year-old killed in crib: 'They shot my baby. They shot my baby'

“They shot my baby. They shot my baby.”

A witness to the shooting of 1-year-old Autumn Johnson heard those words moments after a gunman opened fire Tuesday evening outside the girl's home in Compton.

The shooting has roiled the community. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials said emotions are running high among Autumn's family and deputies who responded to the shooting.

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Police investigate man's body found in Boyle Heights

Los Angeles police were investigating the circumstances of a man's body found Tuesday afternoon in Boyle Heights.

Officers and the Los Angeles Fire Department were called to the 2000 block of East 1st Street about 4:15 p.m., said LAPD Officer Matthew Ludwig.

A preliminary investigation indicated that the man died of natural causes, but several officers were examining the scene, Ludwig said.

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Union files complaint in USC faculty election

Union officials alleged on Tuesday that USC officials interfered with attempts to organize non-tenure-track faculty by promising them better working conditions and implying that employees would lose rights if they unionized.

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Body found floating near Newport Pier; cause of death uncertain

Lifeguards in Orange County made a grim discovery Tuesday in the ocean near Newport Pier.

Huntington Beach lifeguards encountered a body floating in the ocean near the pier in Newport Beach, Orange County Sheriff's Department spokesman Lt. Mark Stichter said.

The lifeguards recovered the body and brought it to the Sheriff's Department's station in Newport Harbor, Stichter said.

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About 20% of BART trains have working cameras -- the rest are decoys

Officials with Bay Area Rapid Transit say only about 20% of BART commuter trains have working surveillance cameras.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports BART detailed exactly how many of its train cameras work in response to a public records request that newspapers filed last month.

BART said Tuesday that just 22.6% of the cars had working camera systems.

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