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Boy, 3, killed in shooting during dispute near Los Angeles

January 21, 2018

COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials say a 3-year-old boy was shot and killed during an argument between two men in Compton.

Deputy Charles Moore says the dispute in a parking lot Saturday evening ended with one man opening fire as the other got into a car driven by his girlfriend.

Moore says a bullet struck the child, who was in the car. Responding deputies rushed to the boy to a hospital, where he later died.

Authorities say the gunman is a black male who was driving a dark-colored sedan.

Officials didn’t say what prompted the argument between the men.

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