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One man was killed, another wounded and a third escaped injury in a Compton shooting Wednesday, authorities said.

It happened at 11:46 a.m. in the 900 block of Poplar Street, sheriff’s Deputy Grace Medrano said.

Detectives learned the three victims encountered a group of men, one of whom pulled out a gun and opened fire.

The assailant and his accomplices then fled in a getaway vehicle — a description of which was not available.

One of the victims was found in the backyard of a nearby residence. He had been shot in his upper body and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Another of the men was wounded and taken to a hospital, where he was listed in fair condition with non-life-threatening wounds.

City News Service

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