Echo Park shooting update; shooter still at large

The suspects involved in a car-to-car shooting on Sunset Boulevard near Marion Street Thursday afternoon have not been apprehended contrary to other news reports.  Detectives working on the shooting at the eastern edge of Echo Park and Angeleno Heights  said that no one is in custody as of this morning,  according to Lt. Wes Buhrmester with the LAPD Rampart Division.  The shooting left two persons injured, with one victim shot in the wrist and the other in the head.

“The head wound was not life-threatening, as it hit the victim but did not penetrate his skull,” Buhrmester said.  “The investigation continues, and gang affiliation appears to be the motive.  It was not believed to be a random act.”


  1. I should call the guinness records someone actually got shot in the head but it did’nt penetrate never heard something like that before someone must have been praying for him.

  2. Was there another shooting today in the same vicinity?

  3. Good morning,

    Yesterday there were two shootings in Rampart. The first one was at 8:10 a.m., in the 200 block of South Park View St., wherein occupants of a white minivan (no further description) fired shots at several pedestrians. Numerous calls were received, with a fast response by ground units and one helicopter. Several subjects who were running from the scene were detained, however it was quickly determined that all but one were fleeing the shots and were not involved in criminal activity. Casings were recovered from the street, and two cars were hit by bullets.

    One subject, a documented gang member on parole, was detained for investigation. No evidence tied him definitively to the shooting, however a parole search of his house revealed narcotics, and he was booked for that.

    Last night at 10:50 p.m., two gang members were fired upon by two suspects on foot at 3rd St. & Loma Dr. Information was scant, but one of the victims sustained a superficial gunshot wound to the leg. Gang detectives are handling both incidents. Field officers are aware of the incidents and have increased patrols in those areas.

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