The coroner’s office Monday released the names of two men killed in separate shootings in Compton within two days.
Juan Melgoza, 48, was homeless, the coroner’s office said. He was found dead at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 900 block of North Pannes Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
A description of the suspect and a motive for the shooting were not available.
Mingo Montgomery Jr., 24, of Lynwood was pronounced dead at a hospital Tuesday.
Deputies were dispatched about 4:20 p.m. to the 800 block of South Mayo Avenue, near Alondra Boulevard, according to Deputy Trina Schrader of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
The victim now identified as Montgomery suffered multiple gunshot wounds to his lower torso while sitting in the driver’s seat of his parked vehicle, according to the sheriff’s department.
“The shooting appears to be gang-related,” said Deputy Juanita Navarro-Suarez.
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