Road Rage Victim Put On Life Support After Being Shot In Silver Lake

SILVER LAKE (CBS) — Police are looking for a suspect involved in a shooting that sent a man to the hospital in grave condition.

The shooting in the Silver Lake-Echo Park area was reported about 5:08 a.m. Sunday, according to Los Angeles police Lt. Rick Stabile. The incident took place in the 1400 block of Silver Lake Boulevard.

Sources tell CBS2 and KCAL9 that the shooting suspects are a man and a woman who were driving in a dark-colored four door sedan. One of them shot into a Chevy truck, hitting its 23-year-old driver in the head.

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David Vasquez is in grave condition following a road rage shooting. (credit: CBS)

Police Sunday described the incident as one involving road rage.

Two coworkers, who were with the victim at the time of the shooting, were uninjured.

Friends at the hospital identified the victim as David Vasquez. On facebook he goes by the name Juan David Loma. There he lists his two jobs; he bussed tables and was also a pizza deliverer. CBS2 is told his actual name is Juan David Vasquez Loma.

Paramedics transported the victim to an area hospital where he was placed on life support.

A friend of the victim’s told KCAL9’s Rita Garcia that his friend was not expected to survive and that hospital officials were only awaiting a family member to make the decision to take the victim off life support.

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