COMPTON -- A 21-year-old man was killed and a 23-year-old man wounded in a pre-dawn shooting attack in Compton today. | Photos: The shooting scene in Compton

The shooting occurred about 4:20 a.m. in the 500 block of South Long Beach Boulevard, between Alondra and Compton boulevards, according to Sgt. Rich Pena of the Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau.

Paramedics rushed both victims to a hospital where the younger victim was pronounced dead, Pena said.

Sheriff's homicide detectives asked anyone with any information regarding the shooting attack to call them at (323) 890-5500.