ECHO PARK — Police are investigating the shooting death of a man who was found near the base of a public stairway on Delta Street near Echo Park Avenue.
Police responding to a call of an assault arrived at the scene at about 3 a.m. and found a male Latino with a gunshot wound, said Lt. Richard Parks with the LAPD Northeast Division. The victim, who was believed to be between 20 to 25 years of age, died at the scene, according to Capt. Jeff Bert.
Police said the victim had been shot in the head.
The suspects remain at large. No further details were available.
Update @ 12:10 PM: The shooting appears to be gang related based on preliminary information, said Detective Miyakawa with the Northeast Division Homicide Unit. An nonymous caller reported that a person was down at the location but residents living nearby did not hear any gunshots, Miyakawa said.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Northeast Division homicide detectives Zesati or Waterson at (323) 344-5744.
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