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Echo Park Shooting Death: Few Leads

Detectives were still working the case late Wednesday evening. They are seeking several suspects but are not sure the death is gang-related.

LAPD's Rampart Division first received a radio call around 11 a.m.

Someone had been shot on a stairway just above Glendale Boulevard near the southwest corner of Echo Park Lake.

A body was discovered about halfway up the staircase that ends at Belmont and Bellevue avenues. A 35-year-old man was soon pronounced dead at the scene from multiple gunshot wounds.

The EastsiderLA reported that neighbors say they heard at least six gunshots around 11 a.m. nearby.

The staircase is above a stretch of Glendale Boulevard heavily trafficked in daylight hours and just across from a playground and the 101 Freeway.

According to Homicide Detective Chris Linscomb police have several leads in the case but nothing definite.

He says they would be helped by additional information from residents who may have heard or seen something.

Those with information can call Detective Linscomb at (213) 484-3642.

Anonymous tips can be left at www.lapdonline.org or by calling 877-LAPD-247.

Adrianne Cochrane June 28, 2012 at 03:27 PM
I definitely heard a lot of shots on Wednesday as well. Pow, pow-pow-pow, pow, pow, late morning Wednesday.
Alexis Piazza June 28, 2012 at 05:56 PM
I saw them close the stairs that morning, but I didn't hear the shots that morning. On a related note -- because there are so many fireworks in our neighborhood (especially after midnight) as we approach July 4, it's difficult to know whether you should report what you hear.
Anthea Raymond (Editor) June 28, 2012 at 08:22 PM
@Alexis-As a resident of the same general area, I agree 100 percent.

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