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Man shot over the weekend in Compton identified

City News Service | 8/20/2012, 7:39 a.m.

COMPTON, Calif.--Authorities today released the name of a man shot to death in East Compton.

Cory Dontay Ferguson, 28, of Compton, was shot multiple times in the upper body in the 14500 block of South Harris Avenue and pronounced dead at the scene by Compton firefighters around 6 p.m. Saturday, said coroner's Lt. Joe Bale. An autopsy was pending.

A man was seen leaving the scene, said Deputy Kim Manattof the Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau. A motive for the shooting was not known.

Anyone with information about the slaying was urged to call the sheriff's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.