ECHO PARK — Shots were fired Monday night following an argument near the checkout lines of the Vons market in Echo Park.
The argument between two shoppers began before 8 p.m. in front of the cash registers. One of the persons headed outside, followed by the other, according to a reader who lives near the store at Alvarado and Montana streets.
Once outside, the argument turned into a physical altercation, said Sgt. Jaime Cortez with the LAPD’s Northeast Division. A third person, who was not involved in the fight, fired several rounds in the direction of the market, said Cortez. No one was hit.
Inside the store, scared shoppers were told to “get down” for their safety as the gunfire was heard, said the Eastsider reader, who passed along the account from a housemate.
Police believe the shooter and one of the suspects in the altercation got in a Nissan pickup and drove off.
Thanks to an Eastsider reader for tipping us off this story.
- More Echo Park news
- Got a news tip or photo to share? Submit it here
Lucy Guanuna is a freelance reporter who has covered a variety of issues, including business, education and social justice movements in her native Los Angeles. Her work has been published in the Daily Sundial, L.A. Activist, and the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.
Can’t get enough Echo Park news? Sign up for The Eastsider’s Echo Park Weekly email newsletter. Echo Park Weekly features EP-centric stories, tidbits, advice, observations, information as well as the week’s top news.
Jesús Sanchez, Publisher
Please fill out every field
Problem with the form? Let us know