2 killed in double shooting at Compton gas station

Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies investigate a double shooting at a 76 gas station parking lot in the 1200 block of S. Wilmington Avenue in Compton Sunday, May 15, 2016.

Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies are searching for a gunman who opened fire on a vehicle at a gas station parking lot in Compton Sunday night, killing two men.

The double shooting occurred near S. Wilmington Avenue and W. Caldwell Street just before 9 p.m.

Authorities say three men were sitting inside the vehicle. The third person, a 26-year-old man, was not injured.

The surviving victim told detectives they were pulling out of the 76 gas station parking lot when a man, who was standing on the sidewalk, began shooting into the car.

The shooter was on foot but got into a white pickup truck and fled the scene, according to L.A. County Sheriff's Deputy Kelvin Moody.

The driver died at the scene and a 23-year-old passenger, who was found in the street next to the car, was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

The motive remains under investigation. A description of the suspect was not immediately available.

On Saturday night, two men were shot within hours of each other in Compton. It's unknown if the shootings were related.

Anyone with information on the shootings was encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.
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