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-- Megan Garvey and Anthony Pesce
October 5, 2009 | 4:42
Saul Ayala, a 35-year-old Latino, died Saturday, Oct. 3, after he was shot in the 4500 block of Clinton Street in East Hollywood, authorities said.
Ayala's body was found about 11:30 p.m. after Los Angeles police officers responded to a call of shots fired in the neighborhood, said Officer Gregory Baek.
Two unidentified suspects were seen running away.
Ayala was a known gang member, Baek said. He suffered multiple gunshot wounds, including one to the neck, Baek said.
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Map: The location where Saul Ayala was shot. Click for the East Hollywood Mapping L.A. page to learn more about the demographics of the neighborhood.