Deputies found a 20-year-old man shot dead Saturday in Compton.

Deputies were sent to Gateway Drive and Greenleaf Boulevard regarding an assault with a deadly weapon call at about 3 a.m., and found the victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies were canvassing the area for possible witnesses and surveillance video.

The name of the shooting victim will be released pending notification of next of kin, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.

Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to contact the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323 890-5500. Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at

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