Sunset Boulevard closed at Laveta Terrace/Photo by Scott Fajack
Sunset Boulevard and Echo Park Avenue in Echo Park remained shut down this morning more than six hours after a suspected gunman was shot an injured by an officer. Sunset Boulevard cars, trucks and buses were being diverted to neighborhood side streets as of 7 a.m. Police and the suspect exchanged gunfire after a brief foot pursuit that began further west on Sunset Boulevard near the Echo nightclub, reports L.A. Now. KTLA has posted a cell phone video of the shooting. Click on the link to watch the broadcast. The suspect is in critical but stable condition, an LAPD spokeswoman said this morning. No officer was injured during the shooting.
* Update: Streets had been reopened as of 10:30 a.m.
- No weapon found at scene of Echo Park officer-involved shooting. The Eastsider