Slayings of 3 Kids in Echo Park Remain Unsolved
Over the past two years, three children have been killed by guns in Echo Park with police not capturing the assailants in the separate cases. Jesus Sanchez at The Eastsider LA reflects upon the murders and talks to police about the cases. Interestingly enough, the shooter in the 2007 murder of 9-year-old Charupha Wongwisetsiri was caught and released "because he had fired in self defense when shot at from a passing car. Police are going after the suspects who fired those first shots." The two other cases, Michael Lezay, who was shot and killed in an alley off Baxter Street in 2007, and Anthony Escobar, who was gunned down earlier this year while picking lemons in his front yard on Bonnie Brae St., are at standstills.