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Report: 1-Year-old fatally shot while lying in crib

COMPTON, Calif. (CBS NEWS) -- A 1-year-old girl was fatally shot on Tuesday night as she was laying in her crib in Compton, reports CBS Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Times.

The Los Angeles Times reports a gunman got out of a car, walked up to a home and fired in the direction of a converted garage where the child lived with her parents. According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, deputies were sent to the home around 7 p.m. Upon their arrival, they found an infant suffering from a gunshot wound to her head.

Deputies transported the child to a hospital in their patrol car. The infant died from her injuries at the hospital, reports the station.

The victim's identity is currently being withheld pending family notification, reports the station.

Authorities say the shooting appears to be gang-related. The investigation is ongoing.

Witnesses described the suspects as two African American men who traveled in a dark colored, four-door sedan. Anyone with information regarding this incident has been urged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

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