Baby girl fatally shot in face while inside her crib in Compton

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The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said a 1-year-old girl was shot and killed in Compton on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. (KGO-TV)

A 1-year-old child died after being shot in the face in Compton, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

Two male suspects were seen fleeing in an unknown vehicle after the shooting in the 300 block of Holly Avenue near San Marcus Street at about 7 p.m., according to the Compton Sheriff's Station.

Deputies said the girl was in a crib inside the house when the suspects opened fire into the garage, which was a converted apartment. Multiple witnesses told ABC7 they heard 10 to 12 shots fired.

The child was shot in the head, according to the sheriff's department. Officials said the girls's father grabbed her and ran outside where deputies located them.

The child was taken with her parents to Saint Francis Medical Center where she died.

The sheriff's department said the shooting appears to be gang related.

Deputies originally stated the child was 3-months-old, but have since said she was 1-years-old.

If you have any information that can help officials in their investigation, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers at (800)222-8477. Callers can remain anonymous.

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