ECHO PARK — Police are investigating a shooting that left pieces of a bullet lodged in the door of a moving vehicle in Echo Park early this morning.
The victim was driving near the 1400 block of Alessandro Street around 1:15 a.m. when he felt something hit his vehicle, said Lt. Schatz with LAPD’s Northeast Division. When the victim arrived at his residence nearby, he noticed a bullet hole in the left rear passenger door.
Officers recovered a spent bullet fragment from the car door. The victim did not see a vehicle or shooter, Schatz said.
Officers detained a suspect who was in the area at the time of the shooting. But the investigation revealed he was not involved in the shooting and was later released, police said.
Schatz said the victim is not a gang member, but officers do not know if the shooting was gang related. The investigation is ongoing.
A man was fatally shot last November in the 1300 block of Allesandro.
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