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Uber Driver Killed In Lynwood Identified As Marine Veteran

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Authorities are still piercing together the reason to why a ride share driver was fatally shot in Lynwood on friday morning.

It all happened when deputies from LASD Century Station responded to the 2800 blk of East Imperial Hwy regarding a shooting just after 1:30am.

When deputies arrived they located a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds in the parking lot of a 7-Eleven.

LACoFD and paramedic responded to the scene and unfortunately pronounced the victim deceased.

After conducting a brief investigation, it was said that the victim picked up two passengers and during the ride, he stopped at the convenience store for an unknown reason. At some point, the rideshare driver reportedly got into an altercation with the passengers when one of them pulled out a gun and shot him in his upper body. A store clerk witnessed the shooting and contacted authorities. When first responders arrived, the victim's body was found in the parking lot.

After the shooting, one of the suspects stole the victim's Honda Accord while the second took off running in an unknown direction.

Loved ones have identified the victim as Aaron Orozco Figueroa. His family members said he was a Marine veteran and that he served three tours in four years in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The uber driver was said to be a father of 2 kids.

Deputies only stated they are searching for two males, black, and is still said to be armed and dangerous.

No other suspect description or information was released.

The motive for this tragic shooting is unknown and is actively under investigation by the LA County Sheriffs Department.

Anyone with information regarding this incident urged to call the LASD Homicide bureau at (323)-890-5500.

Anyone who wishes to remain anonymous, can always contact crime stoppers at (800)-222-TIPS (8477) 24/7.

New details will become available as soon as they come in but at this time there is no other information at this time.

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