An Echo Park 14-year-old hanging out with a group of males at the corner of Echo Park Avenue and Ewing Street was injured tonight after multiple shots were fired from a passing vehicle in what may have been a gang-related shooting. The male victim, who lives near the scene of the shooting, was hit in the thigh area and transported to a hospital, said Sgt. Ed Kinney. Nearby residents reported hearing as many as a dozen gunshots followed by screams at about 11 p.m. The shooters were seen driving away in what Kinney described as a white vehicle.
Police told one resident that there were two rounds of gunfire, one at Echo Park and Ewing and the second a block away at Ewing and Valentine Street. Another resident said the victim was transported to the hospital from his home.
* Update on Friday, May 27: The victim’s injury does not pose a threat to his life, according to Northeast Division detective P.J. Morris. The shooter yelled out “That’s what’s up” before opening fire, according to witnesses. No arrests have been made.