Lyft Driver Shot in the Head While Carrying Passengers

Police think the shooting might have been the result of road rage.

A Lyft driver with two passengers in the back seat was critically wounded in what police believe to be a road rage shooting.

The driver, a 24-year-old Hispanic man, was found inside his car around 4:35 a.m. Sunday with a gunshot wound to the head in Glassell Park, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

He had just picked up two passengers when another driver, who witnesses said had an Uber sticker on his car, shot him and caused his car to shear a fire hydrant on Eagle Rock Boulevard, just south of Avenue 40, the LAPD said.

The victim was taken in critical condition to USC Medical Center. The passengers, who were riding in the back of his car, were uninjured, the department said.

While police believe the shooting to be the result of road rage, they are still investigating what exactly led to the gunfire.

Police say the suspect may have driven off in a white Toyota Prius.

Lyft and Uber representatives have not responded to requests for comment. 

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