Erik Ayala

 

Age: 24

 

Summary: unemployed data entry clerk believed to be the gunman who opened fire and killed two teenage girls and wounded seven others, including six foreign exchange students and an employee outside a youth nightclub during an apparently random act of violence in one of downtown Portland's worst mass shootings ever on January 24, in which police said the gunman was depressed over financial problems and had recently purchased the 9-mm handgun used in the rampage at a pawn shop despite the fact that he wasn't a U.S. citizen.

 

 

Cause of Death: Self-inflicted gunshot wound

 

Born: March 10, 1984

 

Died: January 26, 2009

 

Location: Portland, Oregon