14-Year-Old Girl on Bike Murdered in Compton
A 14-year-old girl riding a bike in Compton was fatally shot over the weekend, the L.A. County Sheriff's Department said.
The teenager was a gang member, cops said. Whoever shot her fled, and there's no good suspect description.
Here's what authorities say happened:
Deputies were called to a report of a shooting at Alameda Boulevard and Elm Street about 10:10 p.m. Saturday. The department states:
Upon their arrival, Deputies discovered the victim lying in the street suffering from several gunshot wounds.
The victim was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.
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CBS Los Angeles identified the girl as Alicia Gomez. Her mother told the station there was no reason she would have been targeted.
Witnesses said she was riding a bike, according to the Sheriff's Department, but deputies wouldn't say much about the suspect. They did say this was gang-related.
No weapon was recovered.
If you have any info on the attack detectives would like to hear from you: (323) 890-5500.
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