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Man Shot In The Back Fleeing Attackers On Sunset Blvd In Echo Park, Man Shot & Killed In Cypress Park

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Two shootings took place this morning leaving one man dead and another injured. The first victim is reportedly in critical condition after being shot in the back in Echo Park while "being chased down Sunset Boulevard by a group of attackers," notes The Eastsider LA. According to Rampart Division police, the man collapsed near the intersection of Sunset and Logan Street around 12: 30 a.m.

Based on preliminary information, police do not believe the victim to be a gang affiliated, notes The Eastsider LA, and Echo Park Patch reports the shooting as a "through and through" meaning "the bullet entered the man's back and left through the front of his body," according to police. The victim is reportedly being treated at L.A. County USC Medical Center.

In a second, separate shooting In Cypress Park, a 19-year-old "male Latino was found dead at the scene after being shot in the back," in what police are saying could possibly be a gang-related incident, reports The Eastsider LA.