Residents living along the border of Echo Park and Silver Lake heard the sound of gunfire on Tuesday afternoon near Sunset Boulevard and Waterloo Street but police could find no evidence of a shooting. Police received “multiple calls” about gunshots being fired at about 2:30 p.m., said Senior Lead Officer Al Polehonki with the LAPD Northeast Division. One Eastsider reader who was in her car nearby said she heard about six shots. “I know the difference between them and fireworks, having been in EP for four years,” she said.
Polehonki said that “responding units checked the surrounding area and found no evidence.” While there were no signs of a shooting this time, Polehonki advises residents to always call 911 if they hear the sound of gunfire. “Please don`t assume that someone else will call. Gunshots can echo and their exact location difficult to pinpoint. If we can locate a crime scene quickly, additional resources such as paramedics can be summoned to help victims. A quick response also helps in scene preservation and in the recovery of evidence.”