Woman Killed in Drive-By Shooting in Compton

Sheriff's detectives searched Wednesday for whoever killed a woman in a drive-by shooting in Compton.

Deputies responded about 10:10 p.m. Tuesday to reports that an assault with a deadly weapon had taken place in the 1700 block of East San Luis Street in Compton, resulting in a gunshot victim. They found the victim suffering from at least one gunshot wound to the upper body, said Deputy Marvin Crowder of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. She was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead, he said.

"We believe that a vehicle of some sort pulled up and asked the victim where she was from and shots were fired," sheriff's Lt. Scott Hoglund said. It was unclear if the shooting was gang-related.

The name of the victim was not disclosed, and no description of the suspect or suspects was immediately available.

"At this point, we don't have a lot of witnesses," Hoglund said.

"What we're looking for is community support, like always."

This incident marked the second investigation into the death of a female in Compton this week.

On Monday, the body of a 15-year-old girl who went missing on Friday was found on the grounds of a business in the 400 block of Victoria Street. A woman claiming to be the victim's mother said the body was that of her daughter, Samantha Bustos, who was last seen Friday and had told her mother she was going to a sleepover with her best friend, but went to a party instead.

Anyone with information about either incident was urged to call the sheriff's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500 or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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