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Man shot outside car wash identified

The Clark County coroner’s office identified a 40-year-old man who was shot several times in the parking lot of a car wash Tuesday.

Elio Saucedo died at University Medical Center from multiple gunshot wounds Tuesday afternoon, according to the coroner’s office.

Officers were called at 2:05 p.m. to GO Car Wash, 5550 W. Charleston Blvd., west of Decatur Boulevard, after a report of gunshots and found Saucedo had been shot several times while in the car next to his wife, who was uninjured, Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Ray Spencer said at the time.

Spencer said Saucedo had finished vacuuming his car when someone he knew shot him and drove off. He would not disclose the relationship between Saucedo and the shooter and officers were receiving conflicting descriptions of the suspect car from the dozen witnesses.

“He’d entered the car and was sitting down in the driver’s seat when an unknown vehicle pulled up next to him,” Spencer said. “A person or persons inside the vehicle fired multiple shots into the car, striking and killing him. That vehicle then fled the scene.”

No one had been arrested in connection with the death as of Wednesday night, according to jail records.

Contact Sabrina Schnur at sschnur@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0278. Follow @sabrina_schnur on Twitter.

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