Infant girl shot by her brother in Compton, multiple firearms found, authorities say

An investigation is underway after an infant girl was shot by her brother at a Compton home Wednesday.

An infant girl was expected to survive after being shot by her brother at a Compton home Wednesday, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said.

The shooting was reported around noon in the 1000 block of Poppy Avenue.

The infant, less than a year old, suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to her leg and was transported to a local hospital, authorities said.

Rigoberto Covarrubias is the prime suspect in the fatal shooting of Yesli Velazquez Gonzalez and her son, Angel, in the backyard of a home.

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Her brother, a juvenile, was detained and multiple firearms were located at the home, authorities said.


Sheriff’s officials said the shooting appeared to be accidental, though an investigation was ongoing.