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Shooting Triggers Car Crash in Pasadena; No Victims Found

Published on Saturday, September 12, 2020 | 10:30 am
 
Police investigate the scene of a shooting that resulted in a car crash at Raymond Avenue and Hammond Street in Pasadena on Sept. 12, 2020. (Credit: Courtesy)

A car smashed into another parked car and a block wall after coming under gunfire in Pasadena early Saturday, police said.

Two occupants of the car were seen running from the wreck and no victims were found in the area or at local hospitals following the shooting and crash, which took place just after 2 a.m. at Raymond Avenue and Hammond Street, Pasadena police Lt. Anthony Russo said.

Police received calls reporting a crash, as well as calls reporting gunfire heard in the area, according to the lieutenant.

Officers found no one inside the crashed vehicle, which had come to rest with its front end protruding through the wall, he said. Witnesses relayed that two people got out of the car and ran away following the impact.

Bullet “strike marks” were found on the car, Russo said. The car had struck another parked car before hitting the wall.

Witnesses reported seeing another vehicle speeding away from the area at the time, but a description was not available Saturday morning.

No further details were available.

The shooting and crash was reminiscent of a similar incident that took place just after 6 p.m. on Sept. 3 at Lake Avenue and Washington Boulevard.

A man clad in a ski mask stopped his own vehicle, got out and opened fire on another car, Lt. Maria Taglioretti said at the time.

The gunfire caused the victim to lose control of his car and collide with several other vehicles, but no injuries were reported as a result of either the shooting or the crash, officials said.

Police described the shooter in the Sept. 3 incident as a Black man of about 6 feet tall, between 160 and 170 pounds, wearing a ski mask. He drove a black BMW X5 SUV, which was last seen heading south on Lake Avenue.

Anyone with information can reach the Pasadena Police Department at 626-744-4241. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

See also:

Pasadena Shooting by Masked Gunman Results in Car Crash, But No Known Injuries

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