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Family of LA man killed in NYC release statement

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This photo from the Hermosa Beach, Calif., Police Department shows Brandon Lincoln Woodard. Woodard, 31, was shot in the head Monday, Dec. 10, in the NYC borough of Manhattan, in what looked like a professional killing. (AP Photo/Hermosa Beach PD) This photo from the Hermosa Beach, Calif., Police Department shows Brandon Lincoln Woodard. Woodard, 31, was shot in the head Monday, Dec. 10, in the NYC borough of Manhattan, in what looked like a professional killing. (AP Photo/Hermosa Beach PD)

NEW YORK (AP) - Family members of a man who was gunned down in a brazen ambush in midtown Manhattan are urging anyone with information on the killing to contact New York City police detectives.

Sandra and Rodney Wellington, the mother and step-father of Brandon Lincoln Woodard, released a statement Tuesday saying there were no words to express their shock and sadness.

In the statement, they called Brandon Woodard a devoted father and loving son who was a "gentle and generous young man" beloved by his family and friends.

Police say they're still searching for the unidentified gunman who walked up behind the 31-year-old Woodard and shot him in the head. The shooter slipped into a waiting Lincoln sedan and fled.

The killing occurred on West 58th Street near the Time Warner Center.

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