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Man Shot In Echo Park's Little Joy Bar

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A man was shot after another person opened fire in Echo Park's Little Joy Cocktail Lounge on Friday night. Eastsider reports that the suspect had been thrown out of the bar, and returned, shooting the victim in the leg. The victim's injury is not believed to be life threatening, said Lt. Richard Parks of the LAPD.

Three suspects, two males and a female, were apprehended near Glendale Boulevard and Aaron Street at about 4 a.m. on Saturday morning; if you heard helicopters circling above Echo Park early this morning, it might've been the LAPD unit searching for the suspects. Parks said one of the male suspects will be booked on attempted murder, but did not say whether the other two involved in the incident will face charges.

Little Joy issued a statement on their Facebook page, and said,"The individual shot (in the leg) got home this morning after a trip to the emergency room. He is in good condition, and we'll assist in medicating him with alcohol on his return to Little Joy."

Little Joy will be open for business as usual tonight, but did say that there would be an increase in local police presence.