Police seek leads in South L.A. slaying of mother, friend


Two people who died after they were gunned down in South Los Angeles were identified Wednesday night by police.

Monique Campbell, 21, and Marquette Carter, 28, were shot late Tuesday as they sat in a parked car in the 4800 block of South Western Avenue, said Los Angeles Police Department Det. Chris Barling.

Barling said the attackers drove up shortly before 11 p.m. in what was believed to be a light-colored sedan and opened fire. They fled northbound on Western.


Campbell, who was a mother, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Carter died at a hospital.

Since January 2007, at least 67 homicides have been reported within a mile of Tuesday’s shooting, according to The Times Homicide Report database. Fifty-five of the victims died from gunshot wounds.

Anyone with information on Tuesday’s double slaying is asked to call detectives at (213) 485-1383.

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