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2 killed in apparent drive-by shooting

September 24, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
An apparent drive-by shooting in Compton killed two people and injured three others Tuesday night, disrupting service at a stop along the Metro Blue Line.Innocent people were caught in the crossfire of the shooting near the intersection of Compton Boulevard and Willowbrook Avenue at about 6:30 p.m.

Police said before the shooting, words were exchanged in the streets, and some people involved in the heated exchange left, then returned in a car and opened fire with an automatic weapon. One or more people were targeted, according to police.

Authorities said the shooting was gang-related.

Anyone with information on the shooting is urged to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Homicide at (323) 890-5500.

 

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