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Motorist is shot to death in Compton; suspect sought

Los Angeles County sheriff’s detectives are searching for a suspect in the Saturday evening killing of a man in Compton, who was shot in his car by an assailant in another vehicle, according to authorities.

While on routine patrol, sheriff’s deputies found the victim’s white sedan stopped in the street, said Deputy Kelvin Moody. They discovered the man slumped over the steering wheel, with gunshot wounds in his upper torso.

Authorities pronounced the man dead at the scene. A female sitting next to him was uninjured, Moody said.

Before the shooting, which occurred at 6:45 p.m., the victim was driving west on 130th Street, toward Wilmington Avenue, when a second white sedan pulled up to his car. The shooter opened fire with a handgun and drove off, according to Moody.

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