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Authorities Release ID of Man Killed in Echo Park In Apparent Gang-Related Drive-By

John Alvarado, 35, of Los Angeles died at a hospital, said coroner's Assistant Chief Ed Winter.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

Authorities today identified a man who was killed in Echo Park in what police said was an apparent gang-related drive-by shooting.

The shooting in the 900 block of North Alvarado Street was reported at 2:45 a.m. Sunday, said Sgt. Melvin Gamble of the Los Angeles Police Department's Rampart Station.

John Alvarado, 35, of Los Angeles died at a hospital, said coroner's Assistant Chief Ed Winter.

"The victim was a ... gang member shot five times in the chest and legs," Gamble said.

No description was released of the suspect. The vehicle used in the crime was described only as a red four-door car. No arrests were reported.

—City News Service

Nancy Hernandez June 03, 2014 at 11:45 AM
R.I.P bugsy gone but never forgotten :(
arshia haq June 03, 2014 at 06:19 PM
does anyone know if there will be services?

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