Associate Pastor Shot to Death at Compton Intersection


Bullet holes in the front safety glass of car.

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COMPTON (CNS) - A 65-year-old associate pastor of a local Christian church was shot to death in a possible gang-related attack today at an intersection in Compton, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.  

The shooting happened about 11:50 a.m. in the 1000 block of Compton Boulevard, the LASD reported.  

Deputies responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call, Deputy Juanita Navarro-Suarez said.  

The victim suffered a gunshot wound to his chest and was pronounced dead at the scene. His name was withheld pending family notification.  

Detectives were scouring the area for witnesses and surveillance video, Navarro-Suarez said.  

A motive for the attack was unknown and no suspect description was immediately available.  

The sheriff's Homicide Bureau 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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