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Man killed in Compton in possible gang-related shooting

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Homicide detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the fatal shooting of a man in Compton on Saturday, authorities said.

Deputies responded to reports of a gunshot victim in the 1000 block of West Compton Boulevard. at about 9:30 p.m.,  the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.

They discovered the unidentified male victim slumped in front of a business suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the department.

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Detectives believe the incident was gang-related, although no suspect information or additional details were available.

There have been approximately 178 homicides within two miles of the incident since 2007, according to the Times Homicide Report database.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the department Homicide Bureau at (323) 899-5500.

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