Man Fatally Shot After Getting Out of Lyft Vehicle in Lawndale

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A passenger who exited a Lyft vehicle was confronted and shot in the street moments after he was dropped off in Lawndale Friday morning, authorities said. The incident happened about 1:20 a.m. shortly after the victim was dropped off in the 4500 block of West 173rd Street, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Derrick Alfred said. The unidentified victim was confronted when he got out of the vehicle, the two had an altercation, and then shots were fired, the Lyft driver told investigators. The victim was described only as a Hispanic man. The Lyft driver fled the scene after the shooting but returned to talk to authorities when it was deemed safe to do so, Alfred said. Arriving deputies found the victim in the street suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Alfred said. Authorities are asking for witnesses to please come forward. Anyone with information can call the Sheriff’s Department at 323-890-5500. Those who prefer to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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