Echo Park residents living near Sunset Boulevard and Laveta Terrace reported hearing gunfire at about 11 p.m. tonight but police could find no evidence of a shooting. “As far as I know, no one there was injured,” said Sgt. Herb Chang with the Rampart Division. A police helicopter hovered overhead for several minutes as LAPD patrol cars arrived on the scene. One woman who lives near Laveta Terrace and Laguna Avenue said in an email that she heard two shots “super close to me” shortly before 11 p.m.:
5 minutes later helicopters were roaming, then a couple of patrol cars down Laguna Ave …. silence for a couple of minutes .. now I hear them further away … now they are right above again. Hope everyone is ok.
Tonight’s reports of shots fired comes after gunfire was heard at about the same location on Sunday night. In that case, one merchant said he spoke to a man who said he had been grazed by a bullet. However, police this morning said they had received no reports of injuries.