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Police Continue to Search for Suspect in Fatal Shooting in Echo Park

The shooting occurred about 4:35 p.m. Sunday at 900 N. Academy Road, according to police.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

A search was continuing today for the person who fatally shot a man during a dispute in Echo Park.

The shooting occurred about 4:35 p.m. Sunday at 900 N. Academy Road, according to police.

According to detectives, the victim -- identified by the coroner only as a man in his 30s, pending notification of relatives -- was involved in a dispute and his assailant pulled out a handgun and shot the man several times.

Someone drove the victim to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The shooting appeared to be gang related, police said.

Anyone with information was asked to call Northeast Division detectives at (323) 344-5744.

—City News Service



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