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Gang Activity

Shot that killed baby likely meant for gang-member father

A 1-year-old girl lying in her crib at home in Compton was struck in the head and killed by a bullet likely meant for her gang-member father, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said Wednesday.

The girl died in one of the most violent areas of Los Angeles County after a gunman got out of a car Tuesday evening and fired at least five rounds at a converted garage where the child lived with her parents.

The shooting sparked a plea from the mayor of Compton for residents to renew the fight against gang attacks.

Her mother, Blanche Wandick, said she misses her baby.

"My innocent baby got shot for nothing," the tearful Wandick, who is pregnant, told TV...