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Victim of West Adams Metro shooting was a father – NBC Los Angeles

A small memorial has been placed at a West Adams subway station a day after a man was shot in the head and killed while on a train.

Flowers and candles rest on the sidewalk outside the E Line subway station, where a group fatally shot a man on the train Friday and then left. According to Los Angeles Police, the violence was reported on the 5660 block of Jefferson Boulevard just before 7:30 p.m.

The victim was identified by police as 38-year-old Juan Garcia, who was known to his friends as “Tony.”

“That man was a good guy. He had a good future ahead of him,” said Joel Padilla, the victim’s brother-in-law. “He had children here on this planet and he was taken from us too suddenly.”

Police are looking for three people who fled on skateboards after a man was fatally shot in the head on a subway train in the West Adams area. Macy Jenkins reports for NBC4 News at 11 p.m. June 21, 2024.

LAPD said the investigation revealed that an argument occurred on the ground floor of the station and that the individuals involved in the dispute then boarded a train waiting on the platform. That’s when the shooting took place.

“I got a call from my cousins ​​last night; They cried and told me about the incident,” Padilla said. “As soon as I heard it I came straight here and it’s something I didn’t want to see. As I said before, we are devastated and we are here to support the family.”

Police are now looking for a group of four people who are believed to have fled on skateboards. A detailed description of the attackers wanted in connection with the shooting was not available.

The investigation is ongoing.