Mother Killed, Daughter Critically Wounded in Willowbrook Shooting

WILLOWBROOK (CNS) - A woman was shot dead and her 8-year-old daughter was critically wounded early today in a shooting in the unincorporated Willowbrook area north of Compton.

The shooting occurred a little after 1:40 a.m. in the 12400 block of South Grandee Avenue where deputies dispatched to the location reported that the woman, shot at least once in the upper torso, was pronounced dead at the scene, said Deputy Charles Moore of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Information Bureau.

Deputies also located two of the woman's children, a 1-year-old boy and a 3-year-old girl, who were unharmed, Moore said.

Shortly after that, deputies also reported that the children's father rushed their other child, an 8-year-old girl, to a hospital, where she was listed in critical condition, Moore said.

``The incident does not appear to be gang-related,'' Moore said. ``There is no suspect information and no known motives. The father is being interviewed by homicide bureau detectives as a witness at this time. The investigation is ongoing.''

Sheriff's homicide detectives asked anyone with information regarding the shooting to call them at (323) 890-5500.

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