Things look pretty peaceful right now at Echo Park Lake, but The Eastsider LA is reporting that shots were fired earlier this afternoon near Laguna and Echo Park Avenue, leaving one man injured:
An afternoon shooting near Echo Park Lake left one man injured in what one resident described a “Wild West” scene, police said. The victim told police he was fired upon by suspects in a car on Echo Park Avenue, said Sgt. Michael Mabie with the Rampart Division. Details are still sketchy but the man – who was shot in the leg and was grazed in the back by another bullet – was able to drive himself or have a relative drive him to a nearby hospital, Mabie said. No suspects were in custody and police were still interviewing residents.
A resident commented on the article, saying, “First thing I screamed as I went outside is anybody hurt? It has been over 15 years since I have heard so many shots. Thanks to all the neighbors on Laguna for the descriptions given to the police.”
There’s a LOT of tagging on along Laguna Avenue near Laveta Terrace, but the Eastsider article says it’s unclear the tagging is related.
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The Eastsider LA reported an update last night, saying the shooting does appear to be gang related and that the victim is believed to be a gang member.
If you have any information about the incident on Sunday, call the Rampart Division at (213) 484-3400.