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Benjamin Darnell Houghton, 40

Benjamin Houghton, a 40-year-old black man, died Saturday, Oct. 30, five days after he was shot near 88th Street and South Broadway in Broadway-Manchester, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Authorities received a call reporting a shooting about 1:30 a.m. on Oct. 25 , said LAPD Criminal Gang and Homicide Det. Kerri Potter.

When police arrived, they found Houghton shot several times, she said. He was taken to St. Francis Medical Center, where he remained until his death Oct. 30.

No arrests have been made in connection with the case, Potter said, and there is no description of the shooter.

Although Houghton was not a gang member, the shooting appears to be gang-related, she said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Det. Andrew Moody or S. Teubert at (213) 485-4341. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

-- Sarah Ardalani

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