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Dre'sean Demond Harris, 22

Dre’sean Harris, a 22-year-old black man, was shot and killed Tuesday July 7 in the 400 block of East Palmer Street in Compton, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

About 10 a.m., Harris was standing the courtyard of an apartment complex talking to a 16-year-old when two men opened fire, said Lt. Eddie Hernandez with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

A 63-year-old man who was standing nearby was struck in the back by a stray round, and the 16-year-old boy was struck in the thigh and back, Hernandez said.

All three victims were taken to a hospital, he said. Harris was pronounced dead at 10:40 a.m., according to coroner’s records.

After the shooting, the two assailants ran from the scene. Deputies did not release a more detailed description or suspect information.

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

-- Nicole Santa Cruz

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