2 killed in double shootout after illegal street car race in Compton
Homicide detectives were investigating the circumstances surrounding a double shooting in Compton that occurred in the wee hours of the morning on Sunday.
The shooting was reported just before 1 a.m. in the 1900 block of North Bullis Road in Compton, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a press release.
When MPs responded, they found two men who had been shot inside a car. Both had gunshot wounds to the upper body.
The two victims, who authorities described as being in their 20s, died at the scene.
A preliminary investigation revealed that before the fatal shooting, there had been a large illegal street race near the location.
MPs believe the incidents are linked and neighbors are unhappy with loud gatherings.
Diane Blackshire called street racing “crazy”.
“It’s dangerous. It’s not something to do in the middle of town,” Blackshire said.
Anyone with information on this incident is urged to contact the LASD Homicide Office at 323-890-5500.