Santa Fe Springs shooting suspects arrested after chase, crash

SANTA FE SPRINGS — Two men shot up an occupied car Wednesday before leading police on a high-speed chase that ended with a crash, authorities said.
An office was on patrol just before 9:45 a.m. when he heard shots around Santa Fe Springs Road and Ann Street and spotted a four-door sedan leaving the area, Whittier police Lt. Randy Inman said.
The officer followed the vehicle, and initiated a pursuit when it failed to pull over, the lieutenant said.
It was soon determined that the men inside the car had just shot at a Scion containing three men, striking the car four times but not injuring the occupants, Inman said.
The car sped down Los Nietos Road at about 80 mph before colliding with a northbound vehicle at the intersection with Norwalk Boulevard, police said. The suspects’ car overturned.
The two men inside the flipped sedan were arrested, Inman said. One of them was taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries suffered in the crash.
A woman who was driving the vehicle the suspects’ crashed into was also hospitalized with apparently non-life-threatening injuries, he said.
The names of the suspects’ were not immediately available.
Just before crashing, the suspects sped past the scene of another crash Friday which left two young boys dead and their father seriously injured on Los Nietos Road, just east of Norwalk Boulevard, officials said.
Authorities called for a search dog from a surrounding agency as they hunted for the gun involved in the shooting Wednesday morning.

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