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Silver Lake 'Road Rage' Victim Has Died

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Juan David Vasquez, the victim of an apparent "road rage" attack this weekend in Silver Lake has died, reports NBC Los Angeles. He died this morning while hospitalized at USC Medical Center.

Vasquez, 25, had been driving home from one of his two area jobs early Sunday morning when another vehicle pulled alongside his and opened fire, striking him in the face. After being struck, Vasquez crashed the vehicle into a nearby parked car.

His co-workers at Silver Lake restaurants El Chavo and Garage Pizza announced this week they had opened an account and were accepting donations to help his family cover his medical costs. That fund will continue to accept donations to help with bereavement costs as well.

UPDATE: Technically, Loma was declared “brain dead”, notes The Eastsider LA. His body was kept on life support so family members traveling from Mexico could decide about organ donation.