3-month-old baby dies after being shot in face in Compton

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COMPTON, Calif. -- A 3-month-old baby died after being shot in the face in Compton Tuesday night, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

The shooting happened just before 7 p.m. in the area of Holly and San Marcus avenues, according to LASD Sgt. Ulysses Cruz, KTLA reported.

Deputies were responding to a report of gunfire and found that a baby that had been shot in the face, Cruz said.

The baby was rushed to the hospital and was later pronounced dead, according to LASD Lt. Marc Lucio.

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