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Barbershop shootout kills one in Compton

July 3, 2009 |  9:44 pm

One of three armed robbers was killed during a barbershop gunfight Friday in Compton.

Three men attempted to rob a barbershop in the 2700 block of North Wilmington Avenue about 1 p.m. Friday but were met by two armed barbers, said Deputy Guillermina Saldana with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

During a gunfight between the three men and the two barbers, one of the robbers was shot and the other two left the scene on foot.

Detectives believe one of the fleeing suspects may have been shot, because there was a trail of blood at the scene.

The name of the man who was killed has not been released. The incident is still under investigation, Saldana said.

-- Nicole Santa Cruz