Man shot and killed outside dollar store in Compton

A man was shot and killed in front of a dollar store in Compton Tuesday morning and police are searching for the shooter.

It happened just before 11 a.m. in the 200 block of W. Rosecrans Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Some people in the area told FOX 11 that the man killed may have been the owner of the Oasis $1 Store. Witnesses say the man was shot inside the store, he walked outside where he collapsed and was found by deputies. 

It is unknown if the shooting occurred during a robbery. 

Deputies did not provide any information about what might have led to the shooting. The victim has been identified as Kamal Mohamed, 66, of San Pedro.

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Anyone with information was urged to call the LASD's Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477. Tips can also be submitted online at