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Draysean Earl, 13

Draysean Earl, a 13-year-old African American boy, died a day after he was shot in the head Tuesday, May 5, in the 1400 block of South Temple Avenue in Compton, according to the Los Angeles County coronerโ€™s office.

Draysean was sitting on a wall with four friends when someone walked by and opened fire at the group, said Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coronerโ€™s office. Los Angeles County Sheriffโ€™s deputies responded to the incident and found Draysean and Andrew Peppers, a 16-year-old black teen, lying in the grass. Both youths had been shot.

Draysean was taken to a hospital and died Wednesday, May 6, at 1:40 a.m. Andrew died at the scene.

Witnesses described the shooter as a black man who ran north after firing at the group, according to Los Angeles County sheriff's officials. Sheriffโ€™s homicide detective believe the shooting may be gang-related.

Anyone with information is asked to call (323) 890-5500.

Read about Draysean's funeral: 'It was just a senseless crime.'

-- Anthony Pesce

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