LAPD squad cars at Echo Park Avenue and Sunset Boulevard
Police have sealed off the blocks around Echo Park Avenue and Sunset Boulevard after an early morning shooting left one person injured, according to an officer at the scene. No other information was immediately available but one resident who lives near the intersection said the shooting that took place at about 12:20 a.m. sounded like a “pack of fire crackers” going off. Another person said that it appeared that officers had been involved in the shooting but that could not be confirmed.
Officers could be seen inspecting the northeast corner of Echo Park and Sunset next to the Walgreens parking lot. The watch commander at the Rampart Division could not be reached to provide further information.
* Update: Sunset and Echo Park remained closed more than six hour after the shooting. The Eastsider