Victim in Critical Condition After Shooting in Silver Lake

The victim was rushed to County USC Medical Center.

By Scott Weber
|  Monday, Aug 8, 2011  |  Updated 10:36 AM PDT
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Victim In Critical Condition After Shooting In Silver Lake

A driver was shot in the head, and is not expected to survive, after what the LAPD is describing as a case of road rage in Silver Lake.
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A driver was in critical condition after being shot in the head in Silver Lake and police suspect road rage may have played a part.

The shooting at Silver Lake Boulevard and West Scott Place was reported at 5:08 a.m., said Los Angeles police Lt. Rick Stabile of the Northeast station.

The victim and two co-workers had just left work in a black pick-up truck and were driving south on Silver Lake Boulevard.

The suspect, along with a female passenger, pulled alongside and began shouting at the victim, according to police.

Shortly after, the suspect pulled out a weapon, leaned across the passenger, and fired. The victim was struck in the head and crashed into a parked Mercedes-Benz, according to Lt. Steve Flores.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics rushed the victim, who was only identified as a 25-year-old male, to LA County USC Medical Center in critical condition. The other two passengers were not injured.

The shooter was described as a Hispanic male driving an imported 4-door sedan.
It was unclear what prompted the confrontation but police said the victim had passed the suspect shortly before.

Police did not believe the shooting was gang related.

If you have any information regarding this incident, you're urged to call the LAPD tip line at (877) LAPD-24-7 or (877) 527-3247.

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