Student Shot on Campus; Gang Links Suspected

A 16-year-old student was shot Wednesday morning on the Centennial High School campus in Compton in what school and city police are calling a gang-related incident.

Michael Wynn was listed in stable condition at Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center after being shot in the abdomen with a small-caliber handgun, according to Compton Police Cmdr. R.E. Allen. He said Wynn was shot about 10:30 a.m. at close range in the school yard by a 14- or 15-year-old rival gang member.

However, sources in the school police force said that the gunman fired at Wynn from the door of the band classroom at the school, which is on the city’s northeast side. Sources in both police departments said they have identified a suspect and that he is being sought. Both police forces also reported that the two youths had argued earlier in the morning.