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80-year-old Oxnard man dies day after being attacked

An impromptu memorial has popped up at the Thousand Oaks intersection where a pro-Israeli demonstrator was fatally injured Sunday.
Lance Orozco
An 80-year-old man died Tuesday, a day after being shot. Detectives don't know what led to the attack.

Detectives say there's no known motive at this time.

The investigation into an attack on an 80-year-old South Coast man has turned into a murder case.

Paramedics were called to an Oxnard home early Monday morning by reports of an injured man in the backyard. When Salvador Chavez was taken to a hospital, it was discovered he had been shot.

The Oxnard man died Tuesday afternoon at the Ventura County Medical Center. Oxnard Police detectives say the motive for the attack is unknown.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.