A Los Angeles man was killed in front of his wife, daughter and grandchild on Friday after arriving at what he believed was a car sale, law enforcement officials said.
When the man arrived at the scene in South Los Angeles, he was confronted by three attackers who demanded money he had with him for the supposed sale, NBC Los Angeles reported citing the sheriff’s department. of Los Angeles County. When he refused to give them the money, he was shot. After being hit, the victim stumbled into an intersection where he was also hit by a vehicle.
Joined on Saturday afternoon, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which is still investigating the murder, dismissed Newsweek to a statement about the incident.
“The victim suffered gunshot wounds and traumatic injuries as a result of the traffic accident. He was pronounced dead at the scene,” the department said, adding that “the suspects fled the scene to the scene. ‘West on 109th Street Out of Sight’.
The sheriff’s department did not identify the victim.
NBC Los Angeles noted that the car the man was trying to buy was later reported stolen.
In another incident in Maryland in December, a professional boxer was shot and killed in front of his children on Christmas Eve. “As a preliminary, it appears the suspect’s vehicle pulled up next to Kelly’s SUV and someone inside opened fire,” the Prince George’s County Police Department said in a statement. communicated at the time.
In January, police said they arrested someone in connection with the boxer’s death. Detectives say the man, Markell Lewis, 25, confessed to shooting Danny Kelly during a road rage incident, FOX 5 DC reported.
In another shooting in Los Angeles in November, a man was shot and killed in front of his wife and children. Reportedly, the man was out looking for food with his family when two men got out of a vehicle and shot him.
And in another incident in December, a California man was accused of shooting and killing his grandmother as her family opened Christmas presents.