A man was fatally shot Friday in Compton.

Sheriff’s deputies responded at approximately 12:57 a.m. to the intersection of Compton Boulevard and Lime Street, where they found the victim was shot in the chest, said Deputy Miguel Meza of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.

Detectives discovered the man was transported to a hospital by a private vehicle. The man was pronounced dead at the hospital. His name was withheld pending notification of next of kin.

A motive for the killing was unknown. No suspect information was available.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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