Santa Ana merchant gunned down

Someone gunned down a Santa Ana pawn shop owner Wednesday at his business in the middle of the community. The man was identified by the last name of Aguiluz. He was 43, said the Judicial Investigating Organization.

The man received three bullets, said agents. The shots could be heard throughout the community’s business district about 9:30 a.m.

The crime does not appear to be a robbery. Agents said that a car pulled up and a man got out just as the victim was opening up for the day. After shooting Aguiluz, the man returned to the vehicle and fled, agents said witnesses told them.

The victim still was alive when he was carried to a nearby clinic, but he died there a short time later. Agents said he had been shot twice in the neck and once in the chest.

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