ECHO PARK — Two men were injured this afternoon during what police say was a possible gang-related shooting near Temple and Bixel streets.
The two victims, described as male Latinos in their 30s, were transported to a hospital in what appeared to be stable condition, said Lt. Ryan Rabbett with the LAPD Rampart Division. The suspects, who fled on foot, remain at large.
Police have blocked off Temple between Edgeware Road and Boylston Street as they investigate the shooting.
There were several bullet casings on the sidewalk and street. The bike of one of the victims was left on the sidewalk near the scene of the shooting, which was reported at about 2:20 p.m.
Persons near the scene of the shooting said members of the Diamond Street gang often hang out at the corner on the southern edge of Echo Park. Now they fear Diamond gang members will seek retaliation for today’s shooting.
Anyone who has information on the shooting is asked to call the LAPD Rampart Division (213) 484-3400.
Update: This story has new information about the victims and details of the shooting
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