Posted on September 11, 2015

Detectives Search for Killers Who Gunned Down Boy Painting Over Gang Graffiti in Compton

CBS Los Angeles, September 10, 2015

Sheriff’s homicide detectives are searching for a gunman and his accomplice in the fatal shooting of a boy who was spray-painting over gang graffiti in his Compton neighborhood.

Two suspects pulled up in a black sedan about 11:40 a.m. Wednesday and chased the boy north on Largo Avenue, sheriff’s Deputy Amber Smith said.

When they caught up with him in the 1600 block of Largo Avenue, the driver fired two rounds through the front passenger side window, hitting the boy in the upper body, she said.

The boy died at the scene.

The child’s name was withheld pending family notification. The sheriff’s department would not immediately release his age.