ECHO PARK — Officers on the ground are searching for a gunman in Echo Park this morning. Sgt. Gutierrez at the LAPD Northeast Division said the search was launched by the California Highway Patrol but he was not aware of any shooting that took place in the neighborhood.
Residents reported a police helicopter overhead and police vehicles were seen near Lake Shore Avenue and Branden Street. Other residents spotted officers off the 2 Freeway.
Updated @ 7:34 a.m.: The search has been called off after no suspect was found, according CHP spokesman Officer Tony Polizzi. The search began after officers responded to a call of a disabled vehicle on the southbound 2 Freeway near Glendale Boulevard. The suspect at the scene fled on foot. He was not armed, Polizzi said. No further information was available.
— Corralitas (@RedCarProperty) April 25, 2016
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