The gunfire erupted in the 1900 block of Hillhurst Avenue parking lot following a confrontation between two groups of men Sunday. The 4 PM shooting took place across from the Alcove Cafe & Bakery, a popular Los Feliz restaurant, where many of the patrons dining outdoors heard shots and saw cars speeding down the street following the shooting, according to comments on Twitter. The Eastsider does not usually cover Los Feliz, but, in response to requests from readers for information about the shooting, Capt. Bill Murphy of the LAPD Northeast Division was asked to provide a rundown of events. Here are the details he provided via email:
“Yesterday at approximately 4 PM a shooting incident occurred at 1912 Hillhurst Ave, Los Feliz. Apparently, two groups of men (probably all Armenians) got into a confrontation in the parking lot of the location. Several shots were fired and ultimately four people were shot (one was shot and stabbed). All of the victims and suspects fled the scene before LAPD-Northeast units arrived. However, within a short period of time, we detained five individuals at two separate hospitals. All four gunshot persons received medical treatment and two were admitted to the hospital (one is in critical condition). The two that were released were brought back to Northeast Station for questioning.
We activated a homicide unit to piece this incident together. The investigation is on-going as to the reason for the shooting. We believe we detained a majority of the suspects/victims involved. No one outside of the two groups was injured during this incident.”