Police squad cars and a helicopter responded to reports of shots fired in the northern part of Echo Park and Elysian Heights tonight but found no evidence of a shooting, according to an officer with the Northeast Division. A few Echo Park residents with Twitter accounts reported hearing several loud shots at about 10:30 P.M.:
“Just heard what sounded like AK-47 gun shots in Echo Park near Valentine St. Now the helicopters are overhead. Anyone know what’s going on?”, said a Twitter user identified as Karen X Fritsche.
“There were definitely loud gunshots near echo park and Avalon,” said Tanya Sakolsky in Twitter post.