Echo Park shooting leaves behind bullet-riddled car but no victims

Police responding to a report of shots fired  in Echo Park this morning found a car with bullet holes but so far have found no victims or suspects.  The shooting took place near Berkeley Avenue and Glendale Boulevard at about 6 a.m.  Sgt. Sanford Rosenberg with the Northeast Division said officers did not find any victims at the scene, and no victims turned up at nearby hospitals  The vehicle with bullet holes was impounded, he said.

One man who lives near the site of the shooting said it took place near the Arco gas station at the northwest corner of the intersection.  The man in an email said his father-in-law was out in the yard when the shooting took place. “Several shots were fired into a car, which then crashed,” according to the father-in-law.

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  1. I saw this happen as I was sitting in my car at the stoplight next to Arco gas station heading south. I heard about four gun shots coming from the left of me and saw a car stopped in the road in front of a house. I saw a man standing with gun pointed in the house direction and men coming out. The shooter jumped back into a blue or black car and it drove sped away heading east. I could not see the plate numbers as it was to far away and going to fast past me. Four or so guys jumped into a black SUV type vehicle and sped off in the opposite direction. It all happened really quickly and I could not believe I was just sitting there watching it. Then the light turned green. I did not see anyone laying down or hurt and it seemed everyone had left the scene. The men I saw seemed of mexican/hispanic descent and 20 – 38, and gang looking. I wish I was a better witness. It is hard to remember what to pay attention to when it is actually in front of you.

  2. C – I hope you’ve reported this to the police?

  3. I also did not have a phone with me, otherwise I would have called right then. There were at least four other cars waiting in the stoplight cue with me.
    What I wrote is as vague and hazy as have to tell them… I honestly can not even say for sure if the driver was the shooter or a passenger. It is hard to report a crime scene, way after the fact, with such incredibly sloppy details. I will call them though.

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