Woman, 28, fatally shot during birthday party just west of Long Beach border

A woman was fatally shot during a birthday party she was hosting for a relative at a Compton home early Sunday, authorities said.

The shooting happened at 3:23 a.m. on March 10 in the 300 block of West Johnson Street, about a mile west of the Compton-Long Beach border.

Responding officers found the unidentified 28-year-old Hispanic woman in the driveway of the residence with at least one gunshot wound, said Los Angeles Sheriff’s spokeswoman Deputy Juanita Navarro-Suarez.

The woman was shot after uninvited guests were asked to leave the party, according to Navarro-Suarez.

“As the uninvited guests were being escorted out, an altercation occurred resulting in the uninvited guests (suspects) firing gunshots in the direction of the house party,” said Navarro-Suarez.

The victim was struck and died a short time later at the scene. No one else was injured.

The gunmen, described as three to four Hispanic men wearing dark clothing, ran away west on Johnson Street and out of view, authorities said.

It is unknown if the shooting is gang related, according to officials. No murder weapon has been recovered.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.

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Stephanie Rivera is the immigration and diversity reporter for the Long Beach Post. After graduating from CSULB with a degree in journalism, Stephanie worked for Patch Latino and City News Service before coming to the Long Beach Post in 2015.