Police responded to a shooting near Alondra Blvd. in Compton Saturday evening, deciding to take the injured boy to the hospital themselves.

CARSON (CBSLA) — A 3-year-old baby was fatally shot near Compton liquor store Saturday evening.

Sheriff’s deputies received a call about the shooting on W. Alondra Boulevard at Nate’s Liquor Store around 7:45 p.m.

The child’s parents reportedly drove to a parking lot near S. Central Avenue and Walnut Street in Carson where deputies found the baby.

Deputies refused to wait for the paramedics, opting to take the child to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in a sheriff’s patrol vehicle.

“The victim, a male juvenile, was transported to a local hospital and later pronounced dead,” Dep. Charles Moore said.