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Toddler and man shot in Compton

An 18-month-old girl was in serious but stable condition Monday after she and a man were shot outside a Compton apartment complex, authorities said.

The toddler was sitting outside the building at 820 W. 137th Street with a gathering of friends and family when someone in a brown or gray sedan pulled up around 9:41 p.m. Sunday and fired numerous shots in the crowd’s direction, said Sgt. Jess Carrasco of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Compton station.

The girl was hit in the right cheek and hand, and the man in his 40s was shot in the ankle, he said. Both were taken to a hospital. The man's condition was unknown.

Investigators did not know whether the shooting was gang-related, Carrasco said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Department's Compton station at (310) 605-6500.

-- Amina Khan

 
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Another innocent little kid shot down in Compton by some coward with a gun. This is not surprising for Compton. Seems like every day or week, there is a shooting in Compton. This doesn't draw no response or protest unless the Sheriff's shot someone down.

The other day it was a little girl and a couple of other people. Today a baby.

And you wonder why people had a party making fun of people from Compton?

Clean your backyard up before calling the rest of the world names for making fun of you.


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