Blanche Wandick was preparing her daughter a bottle late Tuesday when the incomprehensible happened. Gunshots tore through the door of the converted garage where they lived. One struck Autumn Johnson, who lay in her crib.
"My innocent baby got shot for nothing," Wandick said Wednesday outside her Compton home.
Autumn, who had turned 1 last week, was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
Investigators believe that Autumn's father may have been the intended target of the attack, a Los Angeles County sheriff's homicide official said.
Lt. John Corina said Wednesday he did not know whether there was an ongoing gang rivalry in the area, but that...