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2 shot, 1 killed at Echo Park pot dispensary

LAPD officers were on the scene of a reported shooting near Echo Park on Sunset Blvd. Thursday afternoon.

June 24, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
LAPD officers were on the scene of a reported shooting near Echo Park on Sunset Blvd. Thursday afternoon.The shooting occurred at the Higher Path Holistic Medical Marijuana Clinic on the 1300 block of West Sunset Blvd. at about 4:13 p.m. Thursday, according to the LAPD.

The LAPD said Thursday that an unknown number of suspects burst into the store and opened fire. One man was killed. A second man was critically wounded and rushed to a hospital.

Police were searching the area, but no suspects had been arrested Thursday night. It was not clear how the suspects fled the scene.

Police did not immediately release further details.

Los Angeles Police were investigating the incident. They were trying to determine if there was surveillance video of the area available.

Hours later, at 9:03 p.m., an employee of the Hollywood Holistic Medical Marijuana Dispensary on El Centro Ave. was fatally shot.

It was not clear if the two incidents were related.


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