COMPTON, California – A 65-year-old associate pastor from a local Christian church was gunned down on Sunday in a possible gang-related attack at an intersection in Compton, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
The shooting took place around 11:50 a.m. in the 1000 block of Compton Boulevard, LASD reported.
MPs responded to an assault with a lethal weapon call, MP Juanita Navarro-Suarez said.
The victim was shot in the chest and was pronounced dead instantly. His name has been withheld pending notification from the family.
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Detectives were scouring the area looking for witnesses and surveillance footage, Navarro-Suarez said.
The motive for the attack was unknown and no suspect description was immediately available.
The Sheriff’s Homicide Office urged anyone with information regarding the homicide to call them at 323-890-5500 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.
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