Shooting at The Echo Leaves 3 Injured [Updated]
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A man on a motorcycle opened fire on a group of people leaving the Echo early this morning after last call. Eight shots were fired in the 2:10 a.m. shooting, leaving three hit: one in the torso, another in the arm, and one grazed in the head, according to the LA Times. All three are expected to survive. “Witnesses advised no dispute or fight occurred inside the location prior to the incident, and we are investigating to find a link at this time between the victims and the suspect," said Wes Buhrmester with the LAPD Rampart Division, per The EastsiderLA. "It is also not known if the victims were targeted, or if someone else was and these three were hit unintentionally. It does not appear gang-related.”
He was said to be waiting outside the Sunset Boulevard club on his motorcycle. Wire reports indicate the suspect was 5 foot 9 inches and 250 pounds, wearing a Hells Angel jacket and black helmet. No description of the motorcycle was released.
[Updated: The shooter was reportedly on a black Harley Davidson and wearing all black, including the boots, according to Jesus Sanchez at The Eastsider LA on Twitter.]
“This is kind of a weird deal,” Buhrmester said.