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Girl, 10, two others wounded in Compton shooting

March 2, 2010 |  8:20 pm
10-Year-Old Girl, Family Shot While Playing BasketballThree people playing basketball in Compton, including a 10-year-old girl, were wounded Tuesday evening when a gunman walked up and opened fire in an apparent gang-related attack, authorities said.

The three were playing at a makeshift court in the 1800 block of East San Luis Street when the attacker appeared about 5 p.m., the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

"He walked up, committed the deed and ran to an awaiting vehicle," Lt. Henry Saucedo of the Compton sheriff's station said.

The girl was listed in stable condition with wounds to her hip and knees, Saucedo said. The two males, ages 17 and 45, were in critical condition and undergoing surgery.

No additional details were available. Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (310) 605-6500.

-- Robert J. Lopez

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