Two men were shot in Compton Saturday, one fatally.

The shooting occurred about 12:40 p.m. in the 2000 block of 120th Street, according to Deputy Alejandra Parra of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Information Bureau.

One man suffered a gunshot wound to the upper body and the other was wounded in one of his legs, Parra said.

Both men were taken by ambulance to a hospital, where one was pronounced dead and the other had stable vital signs, she said.

Witnesses told detectives they saw two men get out of a burgundy vehicle. “They walked up approximately two houses from where they opened fire on two men who were in the front yard working on a car,” Parra said. They ran back to the vehicle and fled the scene.

Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to call detectives at 323-890-5500 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).

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