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Baby Hospitalized After Being Shot in Compton

A baby was hospitalized Wednesday after suffering a gunshot wound in Compton.

The shooting occurred about noon in the 1000 block of Poppy Avenue, near Lueders Park Community Center, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The baby was taken to St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood by a sheriff’s deputy who used their own vehicle, but the sheriff’s department could not confirm the details.

The baby’s age was not immediately known. Details about the baby’s condition were not immediately available.

One person was in custody in connection with the shooting, authorities said.

Video showed a handgun on a sidewalk outside a house in the neighborhood about 15 miles south of downtown Los Angeles.

Events leading up to the shooting were under investigation, and anyone with information was asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submit information online at

Source: NBC Los Angeles

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