LAPD units were checking reports of shots fired near Echo Park Lake tonight. Officers on the ground and a helicopter overhead were on the scene to determine if a shooting had taken place. “It’s still not clear what the outcome is,” said an officer at the Rampart Division station.
One resident who lives on the bluff west of the lake near Belmont Avenue and Clinton Street said he heard at least five shots at about 7 p.m. “Don’t know if anyone was hit. Someone coming home thought they saw someone running away down the street.”
*Update @ 9:48 p.m.: Rampart Division watch commander said no one had been found injured.