A male gang member has been shot near Echo Park Avenue and Fargo Street in Echo Park, according to preliminary police reports. Sgt. Lisa Phillips with the Northeast Division said the victim suffered a gun shot to the stomach. No further information was available on the shooting that took place shortly before 1 a.m. when five shots were heard fired, according to one resident.
* Update @1:42 a.m.: Police were reported in pursuit of a vehicle near Allison Avenue and Laveta Terrace in Angeleno Heights. Officers were later reported to be searching for an object thrown from the vehicle. It’s not clear if the pursuit and shooting at Fargo and Echo Park are connected.
* Update @ 7:58 a.m.: Two suspects were arrested in connection with the pursuit but police are still trying to determine if they were involved in the Fargo Street shooting, said Lt. Mike Menza with the Northeast Division. The suspect in the shooting was in stable condition. The pursuit, which residents said ended near Echo Park Lake, began after the motorist was seen driving recklessly. In addition, a motorist not connected with the pursuit crashed into one of the LAPD squad cars that was parked near the end of the chase. The motorist was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, Menza said.