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Fireworks blast severely injures Compton girl

Illegal fireworks suspected in explosion that caused amputation to 9-year-old girl COMPTON — Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Arson/Explosive Detail Investigators responded to Burrell-MacDonald Park, 2500 block of West Alondra Boulevard, Compton, to investigate an explosion

Illegal fireworks suspected in explosion that caused amputation to 9-year-old girl

COMPTON — Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Arson/Explosive Detail Investigators responded to Burrell-MacDonald Park, 2500 block of West Alondra Boulevard, Compton, to investigate an explosion which led to serious injuries to a 9-year-old girl. The incident occurred on Sunday, July 2, at 12:30 p.m.

The explosion, which investigators say was likely caused by the use of illegal fireworks or explosives, resulted in the amputation of the girl’s left hand. She also lost fingers on her right hand and received blast injuries to her face.

The unidentified girl was transported and admitted to a local hospital where she is listed in stable condition.

Jarrette Fellows, Jr. is Publisher and Editor of Compton Herald. He attended junior and senior high school in Compton, and is an alumnus of California State University, Los Angeles.

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