An employee at a Taco Bell in South Los Angeles was shot dead by a man in a black sedan who tried to pay for his meal with a counterfeit bill at the restaurant's drive-through window, authorities said Sunday.
Two cousins of the victim later identified him as 41-year-old Alejandro Garcia.
Police were dispatched shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday to the 9900 block of Avalon Boulevard, said Officer Norma Eisenman of the Los Angeles Police Department's Media Relations Division.
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The victim was shot multiple times and pronounced dead at the scene, Eisenman said.
“We are shocked and saddened to hear that this happened," Taco Bell said in an official statement on the incident. "Our deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of the team member in this difficult time."
"We understand the owner and operator of this location is working with the local authorities in their investigation and has reached out directly to the affected family to offer support.”
No arrests were reported. A details description of the attacker was no available.