Carpool driver shot dead by passenger in 7-Eleven parking lot

A rideshare driver was shot dead by one of his passengers in a 7-Eleven parking lot early Friday, authorities said.

The man, whose identity has not been released by authorities, had picked up two men and stopped his car in the parking lot at the 2800 block of the East Imperial Highway in Lynwood around 1:30 a.m., the department said. from the Los Angeles County Sheriff.

At 7-Eleven, the driver, believed to be in his 30s, got into a fight with the men, according to the sheriff’s department.

During the altercation, one of the two men pulled out a gun and shot the victim in the upper torso, authorities said. The two men then stole the victim’s car and fled.

Police attended the scene and found the man with gunshot wounds. He died at the scene.

The car was discovered nearby and the two suspects have not been arrested, the sheriff’s department said.

The sheriff’s department could not confirm which ride-sharing company the victim worked for.

The driver was identified by NBCLA as an Uber driver and a married father of two young children.

Los Angeles Times

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