A 1-year-old child has died after being shot in the face in Compton, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

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Two male suspects were seen fleeing in an unknown vehicle after the fatal shooting in the 300 block of Holly Avenue near San Marcus Street at about 7 p.m.

Deputies said the girl was in a crib inside the home when the suspects opened fire into the garage, which was a converted apartment. Multiple eyewitnesses say they heard 10 to 12 shots fired.


After the child was shot, officials said the girls’s father grabbed her and ran outside where deputies located them.

The child was taken with her father to Saint Francis Medical Center, where she later died.

The sheriff’s department said the shooting appeared to be gang related.