ECHO PARK — The L.A. County Coroner has identified the man found early Saturday morning with a gunshot wound to the head as Michael Robert Hannah, a 20-year-old from Buena Park.
Police responding to an anonymous call found Hannah near the base of a public stairway on Delta Street near Echo Park Avenue at about 3 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8. Hannah was pronounced dead the scene, with police describing the crime as possibly gang-related.
Hannah was shot in the head but nearby residents did not report hearing any gunfire, according to police. The suspects remain at large and police are asking the public for any info about the killing.
“We need someone to come forward and give us some leads,” said Ryan Watterson, an LAPD Northeast Division homicide detective.
On Sunday, a cluster of candles, flowers, beer cans and other items were assembled on the sidewalk near stairway where Hannah was found. ” ExP,” the Echo Park gang symbol, was written on some t-shirts and pieces of cardboard left at the memorial. Others had written “R.I.P Stretch”
An online fundraiser had been set up to help pay for funeral expenses.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Northeast Division homicide detectives Watterson or Zesati at (323) 344-5744.
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