No suspects in shooting death of man driving in Compton

Authorities say they have no suspects in the shooting death of a 34-year-old man in Compton over the weekend. 

The man was found about 6:40 p.m. Saturday in the 1300 block of North Wilmington Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

When detectives arrived at the scene "they discovered the victim seated in his car suffering from multiple gunshot wounds," the department said in a news release.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

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An official with the Los Angeles County coroner's office said the man's identity has not yet been released but that his place of residence was listed as Hawaiian Gardens.

Witnesses told authorities that the man was driving "when they heard the sound of gunshots" and saw his car crash into a fence at the intersection of North Wilmington Avenue and West Cressey Street.

The latest homicide in Compton reported to L.A. Times' Crime L.A. database was on Dec. 27, in the 1400 block of South Wilmington Avenue. Before that, 24-year-old Deshawn Luther Needam was shot to death on Christmas Day near 700 West Laurel Street.

There have been at least 216 homicides in Compton since Jan. 1, 2007, according to The Times' Homicide Report.


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