Suicide victim found along Echo Park street

The body of a 41-year-old man was found Sunday night in the 1500 block of Bellevue Avenue near the Hollywood Freeway after he apparently committed suicide by shooting himself in the head, police said. The persons  who spotted the body of Heyoseok Chang in the bushes at about 7 P.M. initially believed the man was sleeping, said Lt. Wes Buhrmester with the LAPD Rampart Division. Bellevue Avenue near Laveta Terrace was blocked until midnight as investigators looked into the incident. The details from Buhrmester:

“Passersby saw Mr. Heyoseok Chang, 41, Los Angeles, supine in the shrubbery, and at first thought he may be asleep.  They checked on him and saw he had injuries to his head, and they could not awaken him.  The fire department was called, then the police.Our homicide investigators responded, and discovered he had self-inflicted a gunshot to his head in a suicide.  A gun was beside him.”

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