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“They Shot My Baby”: Teen Leaving Church Shot, Killed in Compton, Mother Says

A 16-year-old boy was walking home from church Sunday when he was shot and killed in Compton, his mother said.

The teen was walking about 12:35 p.m. near the corner of Bullis Road and Queensdale Street (map), when a gunman shot him multiple times following a confrontation, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said.

The victim, identified by his mother as Lontrell Turner, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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"He was just walking home from church," said Turner's mother, Regina Dixon. "They shot my baby."

Witnesses gave sheriff's investigators a description of the shooter.

No further details were immediately released.

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