Police have determined that two men who were arrested following a Sunday morning shooting in Echo Park were not involved in the incident that left one man injured. The two suspects were apprehended near Echo Park Lake after their vehicle was observed driving recklessly through Angeleno Heights about 30 minutes after a man was shot in the stomach at about 1 a.m. near Echo Park Avenue and Fargo Street. Police at the time were said to be looking at the possibility that the two suspects might have been involved in the shooting but that proved not to be the case, said Lt. Steven Flores with the LAPD Division. Said Flores in an email:
We could not connect the guys arrested to the shooting. They were arrested for illegal possession of a firearm. The firearm recovered was not of the same caliber as the one used in the shooting. The victim of the shooting survived.
No arrests have been made in the case.