Residents reported that gunfire broke out at about 9:30 p.m. near Sunset Boulevard and Laveta Terrace only two blocks from where Echo Park resident Michael David was gunned down earlier this month. Sgt. Michael Mabie with the Rampart Division this morning confirmed that there was a shooting but had no further information. However, one Sunset Boulevard business owner reports talking to a man who was grazed by a bullet:
I ran outside to see man running west down the south sidewalk of Sunset towards the Gold Room, stopping after the Gold Room and saying “they are shooting at me.” He showed me his right side where a bullet grazed and charred his belly. He was clearly shaken and wasn’t very clear on what happen, but said that he tried to pretty much stop a fight and one of the guys pulled out a gun to shoot at him.
Nearby residents reported hearing three or four shots followed by the sounds of screeching car tires on Sunset.