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Police searching near Echo Park for shooting suspect [updated]

Police have closed down a section of Temple Street west of Beaudry Avenue this afternoon as they search for a suspect believed connected to a shooting.

LAPD spokesman Drake Madison said a male suspect dressed in black was seen running westbound on Temple following the shooting, which was reported at 4:12 pm.

One person was shot and taken to a hospital. But Madison said he did not have any information about the victim’s condition.

Eastsider readers in Angeleno Heights reported hearing gunfire and then sirens.

One reader said Temple had been closed off at E. Edgeware Road and Beaudry was closed at Sunset Boulevard. There were numerous squad cars and officers in the area.

Update @ 7:02 pm: The search was called after no suspect was found, Madison said. The shooting victim is expected to survive. No other details were available at this time.

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