2 men shot to death within hours of each other in Compton

Andre McMihelk Junior, left, is shown in an undated photo alongside a shooting crime scene in Compton. (KABC)

Authorities were investigating two shootings that broke out in Compton within hours of each other Saturday night.

Around 5:21 p.m., Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department homicide detectives responded to the 400 block of Caldwell Street on reports of a shooting. Detectives found a victim suffering from gunshot wounds, who was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Witnesses said the man was riding a bicycle along Caldwell Street when an unknown suspect shot him several times in the torso, according to authorities.

In the 1000 block of S. Nestor Avenue, homicide detectives found another shooting victim around 7:38 p.m. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities said a passenger got out of a car and shot the victim several times. He was identified as Andre McMihelk Junior.

The victim in the first shooting has not been identified. It is unknown if the shootings were related. The investigation was ongoing.

Anyone with information on the shootings was asked to call the LASD Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous may call (800) 222-TIPS.
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