Man shot to death in Compton; 2 suspects sought

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Saturday, December 5, 2015
Numbers mark a crime scene in this undated photo.
Numbers mark a crime scene in this undated photo.

COMPTON, Calif. (KABC) -- A homicide investigation was underway surrounding the shooting death of a man in Compton Friday night.

Los Angeles County sheriff's homicide detectives responded to the 900 block of West 134th Place in the city around 8:44 p.m. Authorities received reports of shots fired in the area.

When detectives arrived, they found a man dead from a gunshot wound.

During the preliminary investigation, authorities learned the victim had been standing in front of the location when two men approached him and began a conversation. At one point one of the two men showed a handgun and then shot the victim in the upper torso.

The two suspects fled the scene, heading westbound from the location. No suspect information was available.

The investigation was ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call the LASD Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500 or leave an anonymous tip at "Crime Stoppers" by calling (800) 222-8477.