4 men killed in series of shootings over the weekend in Compton


Four men were killed in a series of shootings in Compton during the weekend, authorities said.

The first two shootings were reported Saturday about 1.5 miles apart. It was not immediately clear if they were connected.

A man riding his bicycle at 5:18 p.m. in the 400 block of Caldwell Street was struck by gunfire several times in the upper torso, according Deputy Lisa Jansen, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.


Deputies arrived to find the man lying in the middle of the street. He was taken to a hospital, where he later died.

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A second man was fatally shot at 7:38 p.m. in the 1000 block of South Nestor Avenue. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

KABC-TV identified the victim as Andre McMihelk Jr.

On Sunday, the shootings continued.

Two men were fatally shot in the 1200 block of South Wilmington Avenue near West Caldwell Street.

The victims and a third man had just driven into a gas station parking lot at 8:57 p.m. when a gunman, who had been waiting on the sidewalk, started shooting into their car, Deputy Kelvin Moody said.


The shooter then quickly got into a white pickup truck and drove away.

The driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene. A second victim was found lying in the street next to the car. The 23-year-old man was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The third person in the car, a 26-year-old man, was not injured.

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Homicide detectives were still investigating the shootings to determine whether they were connected.

The latest victims add to the accumulating death toll in Compton in the last year.

There have been at least 21 homicide victims, including these latest deaths, in Compton in the last 12 months, according to the Times Homicide Report.

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