Woman shot in Compton drive-by dies at hospital 

Sheriff’s detectives searched today for whoever killed a woman in a drive-by shooting about a mile outside of North Long Beach.

Deputies responded about 10:10 p.m. Tuesday to reports of an assault with a deadly weapon on East San Luis Street near Bradfield Avenue 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 told NBC4. It was unclear if the shooting was gang-related, but asking where someone if from is a common gang challenge.

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 told NBC4 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 sheriff’s homicide investigators at 323-890-5500 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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