COMPTON, Calif.—Los Angeles County authorities say a 1-year-old girl has been shot in the head and killed at a house in Compton, and they’re seeking two men as suspects.
Sheriff’s officials say the baby was hit by gunfire from outside at about 7 p.m. Tuesday. Deputies rushed the girl in their patrol car to a hospital where she was declared dead.
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Deputies are searching for two men who were spotted fleeing the residential neighborhood in a dark sedan.
Sheriff’s Cmdr. Rod Kusch tells the Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/1PMZNec) that one or more gunmen opened fire on a group of people, and “clearly the baby is an unintended victim.”
Kusch says detectives are investigating whether gang rivalries are involved.