ECHO PARK — Police are seeking suspects in the Sunday morning slaying of a 35-year-old man who was the victim of a drive-by shooting.
The victim, described as a male Latino, was shot at about 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 15 as he was standing on the sidewalk in the 300 block Douglas Street in the south end of Echo Park, said Detective Ray Martinez with the Rampart Division. The man died at a hospital a few hours later, he said. Martinez declined to identify the victim but said he was from the area.
Police have made no arrests in the case and do not have description of suspects who were in a white vehicle that was involved in the shooting. It’s not certain if the shooting is gang related, Martinez said.
The fatal shooting took place the morning after a man was shot in the leg a few blocks away near Temple and Boylston streets. But it does no appear that the two crimes are connected, Martinez said.
Anyone with information about Sunday’s shooting is asked to call Rampart Division homicide detectives at (213) 484-3650.