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November 23, 2016

Compton, CA – The following statement is from Compton Mayor Aja Brown on the discovery of the bodies of three young men in a Compton park on Tuesday:

“I am deeply saddened by the news of the tragic and senseless shooting deaths of three young men in Compton found at Raymond Street Park Tuesday night.

This is a very sad moment for the City of Compton and our hearts go out to their families. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the young men killed.

As Compton prepares to celebrate the spirit of being thankful as a community, the deaths of these three young men will be on all of our minds. Understandably, the impact and shock of this kind of violence adds to the anxiety and frustration of Compton residents.

We have many community resources and partners ready to assist these families through this tough process.

Public safety has been and will continue to be one of the top priorities of my Administration, the Compton City Council and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. We continually need the support of the entire community to help apprehend those responsible and hold them accountable for their actions.

I want to ensure the families and the community that as their mayor I remain committed to working with our community and law enforcement partners, including the Department of Justice’s Violence Reduction Network (VRN), on addressing these serious violent crimes, including proactive prevention and intervention methods.

The only way to keep crime down in the community is for everyone to work together. If you know something about these murders or any shooting in Compton, please contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Anonymous callers can contact Crime Stoppers at 800- 222-8477.”