Los Angeles County sheriff’s detectives on Sunday were seeking the public’s help in investigating two unrelated drive-by shootings in which three people were killed and six others injured.
In the first incident, a 3-year-old boy was shot to death Friday night during a family gathering outside a Compton residence.
According to detectives, two to four suspects drove up to the gathering in the 600 block of West Bennett Street; exited a dark, late-model Jeep Cherokee; and opened fire.
Denzel Sanderson was killed, and his mother and three other people were wounded.
“We’re going to need the public’s help on this,” said Lt. Dan Rosenberg, who’s leading the investigation. “We’re trying to get somebody to call with the tip that we need.”
The other shooting occurred about 3 a.m. Sunday in the 300 block of Hubbard Avenue in San Fernando and left two 23-year-old Sylmar men dead.
“An unidentified group of males drove by in a vehicle and fired several rounds,” Sheriff’s Sgt. Harry Van said. “The suspects and vehicle are unknown.”
Killed in the attack were Jesus Montano and David Hernandez, Van said.
Two other males were injured and taken to local hospitals, authorities said.
Anyone with information should to call (323) 890-5500.