Seattle man beaten into coma dies of injuries

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SEATTLE (AP) -- A man who was beaten into a coma and robbed Nov. 15 as he walked on a south Seattle street died Sunday on life support at a hospital.

Danny Vega was well known in the Filipino community and as the owner of Danny Vega's Hair Salon. Friends and relatives held a vigil for him Saturday night near the scene of the attack.

Three young men who beat him and stole his cell phone remain at large.

Family members told KING-TV they believe Vega was targeted because he was openly gay.