Residents reported hearing multiple gunshots near Echo Park Avenue and Baxter Street at about 12:30 A.M. but so far there are no signs anyone was hit. Several LAPD squad cars and a police helicopter responded to the shooting but had left the scene within a half hour. The watch commander at the Northeast Division said no information was immediately available from officers in the field. The shots came several hours after one man was left injured during an afternoon shooting near Echo Park Lake. Residents reported hearing anywhere from a half a dozen to 20 shots.
* Update on Monday, Aug. 16: Dect. Lou Vargas with the Northeast Gang Unit said one man reported coming under fire while driving through the area. The man, who was not a gang member, was not injured. “He just saw a dark colored vehicle and some some flashes [of light], and he realized his car was getting hit”