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Tow Truck Driver Shot to Death While Working on Car in Downtown LA

A witness heard a gunshot and found the 26-year-old man bleeding from the neck, LAPD said.

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Authorities identified a tow truck driver Monday who was fatally shot while working on a stalled vehicle in downtown Los Angeles.

The shooting occurred at about 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Eighth and Mateo streets, said Officer A. Delatorre of the Los Angeles Police Department's Operations Center.

The victim was identified by the Los Angeles County coroner's office as Michael McGarry, 26, whose city of residence was unknown.

A witness who heard a gunshot found McGarry bleeding from the neck and drove him to the nearby guard shack at the Los Angeles Times Olympic Printing Plant at 2000 E. Eighth St., where he was pronounced dead, Delatorre said.

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