Police: driver shot and killed for his car

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Atlanta Police are on the lookout for four men responsible for ambushing a driver at a southwest Atlanta gas station, shooting and killing him, and taking off with his car.

Police said the ordeal happened 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Exxon gas station along Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard when someone called 911 and reported a man had been shot; by the time officers arrived, detectives said Martin Hvizda, 31, had died from his injuries. The suspects took off with his vehicle, described as a silver 2006 Infiniti FX with tinted windows and black rims, and Georgia tag QAC3166.

The vehicle was last seen driving westbound on Lucile Avenue.

Friends and family describe Hvizda as a talented studio artist who had hopes of promoting his work in the Metro.

Hvizda, friends said off-camera, had emigrated from Slovakia, learned English, and was living out the American dream when his life was brutally taken.

Friends are working to help his family provide a burial in his homeland in Slovakia. More information can be seen here: https://www.gofundme.com/tn7r3-the-lost-of-a-true-kind-spirit

Anyone with information can contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS. Rewards up to $2,000 can be given for information leading to an arrest.