Two injured in Echo Park area shooting *

Several blocks of Sunset Boulevard were closed this afternoon after the occupants of one vehicle traveling on Sunset Boulevard near Marion Avenue opened fire on another vehicle, leaving two people injured.  The shooting on the eastern edge of Echo Park and Angeleno Heights took place at about 1:30 p.m. after the occupants of the two, eastbound vehicles exchanged words as the cars were side-by-side, according early reports provided by Lt. Wes Buhrmester with the Rampart Division. The two victims suffered what were described as non-life threatening injuries.

Sunset Boulevard has been closed from about Elysian Park Avenue to nearly Figueroa Street. “A search for the suspect is under way, and our gang detectives are at the scene, as that appears to be the motive,” Buhrmester said.

Detectives are going over the victims’ car, a white sedan that is parked near the shooting scene inside a car wash at Sunset Boulevard and Everett Street. One woman who works near the shooting scene said she and a customer dove behind a desk after hearing at least five gunshots. “After the gunshots, [the vehicles] just squealed away.”

One vehicle not involved in the shooting collided with another vehicle as the motorist tried to get away from the gunfire, reports Buhrmester.

It was only last week, on Monday, Dec. 6, when Sunset Boulevard and Marion was also blocked after police searched for a suspect in Angeleno Heights following a possible gang-related shooting.

Update: L.A. Now reports that police have arrested a suspect.  Sunset remained blocked to all traffic as of 3:30 p.m.


  1. Just got back from lunch, was still able to get to work. This picture was taken in front of subliminal projects.

  2. again? isn’t this the same area where a suspect was arrested two or three weeks ago??

  3. Sunset is now open.

  4. Actually- it was a week ago. Right on my street. Good times in angeleno heights

  5. good people were the victims of this tragety

  6. I was walking north on Sunset near La Esquinita at 1:30 yesterday when I heard 8-9 shots, but I didn’t know what they were. I counted in my head and said, can a gun shoot 9 shots continuously? I have no idea, and there’s an auto repair place nearby, maybe they’re doing something loud. I didn’t turn around, I just kept walking. A few minutes later the squad cars came racing by me and I thought, oh crap, did I just literally dodge a bullet? I think I did. I’m sorry for those that weren’t so lucky.

  7. We’ve been spending all our lives living in a hipsters paradise.

  8. Stadium Way to Beaudry was blocked! Welcome the the Ghetto gentrifiers. Get used to this.

  9. Gee, this must be the work of those pesky hipsters

  10. What can I say welcome to the hood hipsters how you like things so far cause all you guys do is complain about the area but still live here I’m guessing you guys like all this action or dont mind.



  12. This is not the work of OBS. Sunset is a major connecting street that ties the east and west sides especially in that part if Sunset. These two gangs could have been from anywhere within a 7 mile radius.

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