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1 dead, 1 wounded in Echo Park pot store shooting

June 24, 2010 | 10:18 pm


One man was shot dead and another wounded Thursday afternoon at a medical marijuana dispensary in Echo Park, police said.

Click here for a Times database of area homicides.An unknown number of suspects stormed into the store in the 1300 block of Sunset Boulevard shortly before 4:15 p.m. and opened fire, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

The suspects fled after shooting the two victims, one of whom was hit in the torso, the LAPD said.

Police set up a perimeter in the area and were searching for the suspects Thursday afternoon, blocking traffic along Sunset from Marion Avenue to Douglas Avenue.

Since January 2007, at least 57 homicides have been reported within two miles of the area, according to a database compiled by The Times' Homicide Report.

-- Robert J. Lopez and Sachi Cunningham in Echo Park

Map shows homicides within two miles of Thursday's slaying. Credit: Times' Homicide Report

Photo: Officers gather at the shooting scene. Credit: John W. Adkisson / Los Angeles Times