2 Men Killed in Compton Shooting

The search is continuing Sunday for suspects in the shooting deaths of two men in the parking lot of a Compton motel, authorities said.

Sheriff's deputies were called to the 1100 block of South Long Beach Boulevard at 4:05 p.m. Saturday on reports of an "assault with a deadly weapon, gunshot victim."

They later learned that two men had been repairing a vehicle in the parking lot of the Travel Plaza Inn when two men in a silver 2000 Honda Civic pulled up alongside them, according to Deputy Kelvin Moody of the Sheriff's Information Bureau.

The two suspects, who were armed and wearing dark clothing, got out of the Honda and began shooting at the two men, Moody said.

Afterward, the suspects fled northbound on Long Beach Boulevard, but the silver Honda was recovered a short distance away, authorities said.

The two victims were a 20-year-old man, who sustained a gunshot wound to the upper torso, and an 18-year-old male who was shot at least once, Moody said. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators believe the shooting was gang related.

Anyone with information was asked to call the Sheriff's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Anonymous tips can be provided to Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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