LYNWOOD, Calif. – A man working as a rideshare driver was fatally shot Friday in Lynwood by one of two passengers, who left and were being sought, authorities said.
Deputies were called at 1:33 a.m. to the 2800 block of Imperial Highway west of State Street where they found the victim, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
The Lynwood man, in his 30s, died at the scene, the sheriff’s department reported. His name was withheld, pending notification of his relatives.
“During the initial investigation, deputies learned the victim was working as a rideshare driver and had picked up two male … adults,” a sheriff’s statement said.
“During the duration of the rideshare, the victim stopped his vehicle in the parking lot of the indicated location,” the statement said. “The victim and the two passengers were then involved in a physical altercation, at which time, one suspect produced an unknown firearm and shot the victim.
“The suspects then fled the scene in the victim’s vehicle,” the statement said. “The abandoned vehicle was located a short distance from the location by Century Station deputies.”
According to Fox 11, the fatally wounded man was an Uber driver.
Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Anonymous calls can be made to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or sent to lacrimestoppers.org.