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Authorities arrest four alleged gang members in L.A. after man is found sitting in Uber car shot to death

February 9, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Authorities arrest four alleged gang members in L.A. after man is found sitting in Uber car shot to death

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Police have arrested four suspected gang members after a man driving an Uber car was found shot to death early Tuesday in the Lincoln Heights section of Los Angeles.

The four suspected gang members two males and two females led police on a pursuit on two freeways before they were apprehended, authorities said.

According to Los Angeles Police Department Capt. Edward Pape, officers responded to calls of shots fired a little after 2 a.m. and discovered a black Toyota sedan riddled with bullets and crashed into a pole at an intersection.

The Toyota, which had an Uber sticker on the windshield, was found with, at least, six bullet holes. “The suspects pulled alongside in a small SUV and opened fire on this individual,” Pape said.

The suspects shot a 35-year-old male Hispanic victim several times and was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have not released his identity, but an LAPD official confirmed that the man was not an Uber driver.

The armed assailants then sped off with officers from the LAPD and California Highway Patrol in pursuit.

According to police officials, the chase ended after the vehicle ran out of gas on State Route 60. Pape said officers took the two men and two women in the SUV, into custody.

Authorities said the four Hispanic suspects are documented gang members, whose names have been withheld pending what charges they might face.

Investigators are trying to figure out a motive for the fatal shooting, and have not recovered a murder weapon, police said.

A spokesman for Uber said the company was looking into the incident.

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