Dion Leonard Moss, 45
Dion Leonard Moss, a 45-year-old black man, died Wednesday, Dec. 7, after he was shot at the corner of Compton Avenue and 118th Street in Compton, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Investigators were called about 4:35 p.m. about gunshots, said Lt. Joe Mendoza.
Police found Moss, who had been shot multiple times, sitting in the driver’s seat of a parked car, Mendoza said. Moss’s two adult passengers, a black woman and a black man, were not injured.
Moss was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:48 p.m. with a gunshot wound to the head, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Witnesses said the three friends were talking in the parked car when another car pulled up and at least one person inside began shooting, Mendoza said.
It’s not clear how many people were in the second car or how many were shooting, Mendoza said. The witnesses were unable to provide a description of the car, he said.
“They were just sitting there talking when all of a sudden a car stops next to them and starts shooting into their car,” Mendoza said. “They didn’t get a good look at whoever was shooting into the car.”
Investigators don’t know a motive for the shooting, Mendoza said, but the street is “very active with gang and drug activity.”
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.