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Derrick Devone Gould, 26

Derrick Devone Gould, a 26-year-old black man, was shot and killed Monday, Oct. 17, in the 1100 block of West Cressey Street in Compton, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.  

L.A. County sheriff’s deputies were near Gonzales Park Community Center about 5:45 p.m. when they heard gunshots in the park, said Sgt. Robert Martindale. 

When the deputies reached the park, they saw 50 to 60 people “dispersing in all directions,” Martindale said, apparently trying to get away from the gunshots. 

The deputies drove into the park and discovered Gould lying on a park bench. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:50 p.m., with gunshot wounds to his head and thigh, according to coroner records. 

Investigators believe Gould was part of the gathering, and that a fight preceded the gunfire, but they haven’t been able to get much more information because everyone scattered after the shooting, Martindale said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. 

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

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