Some Silver Lake residents living near Parkman Avenue and Silver Lake Boulevard awoke at about 3 a.m. to the sound of multiple gunshots and screeching tires. “Last night we were thrown from our bed from the sound of gunfire,” said one Silver Lake man who snapped photos of the bullet casings this morning . “Very scary. Not sure what happened but there was about 7 shots and then a car tearing away. Tired of idiots like this claiming turf.” An officer with the Rampart Division said officers did respond to a call of shots being fired but found no evidence that anyone had been injured.
A few hours earlier in a separate incident nearby, “tons of cop cars and cops on foot with flashlights and a helicopter circling [overhead]” descended on Occidental Boulevard and Reservoir Street at about 9:30 p.m. on Sunday night, said one Silver Lake resident. “It was a little unnerving to watch.”
The Eastsider is seeking information from the Northeast Division regarding the incident.