Authorities Thursday announced a $50,000 reward for information that helps solve a fatal shooting in the Arlington Heights area of Los Angeles that targeted a man and his adult daughter as they sat in a parked vehicle with the man’s two grandchildren.

The crime occurred about 12:45 a.m. on July 20 in the 1600 block of South Van Ness Avenue, near Venice Boulevard, the Los Angeles Police Department reported.

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The driver, 56-year-old Lucio Garcia, died at the scene. His daughter was grazed, but her children were not injured.

The gunman, believed to be about 20-25 years old, approached the vehicle, opened fire and ran off.

“He didn’t deserve to die that way,” Garcia’s daughter Vanessa Garcia said at a news conference at the shooting scene. “It’s hurts every day he’s not here.”

Police have not established a possible motive and urged anyone with information about the case to call them at (213) 382-9470.

After-hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to (877) LAPD-247.

Anonymous tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers by calling (800) 222-TIPS.

–City News Service

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