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Crash after police pursuit leaves 4 dead in Southern California

A short pursuit ended with four people dead in a two-vehicle collision following reports of shots fired in Compton early Saturday morning.

Officers responded to a call about shots fired from a vehicle. The caller gave a good description of the suspects and the Sheriff’s Dept. was able to locate the car, resulting in a pursuit that started on Indigo Boulevard in Compton.

See original report at NBCLosAngeles.com

After a five-minute pursuit, the suspects’ vehicle ran a red light and struck an oncoming vehicle at the intersection of South Wilmington Avenue and West Greenleaf Boulevard. The suspects’ car flipped over on the lawn of a nearby home and caught on fire.

There were three suspects in the overturned vehicle, and all three were pronounced dead on scene.

The female driver of the other car, in her early 20s,  also died in the crash when her vehicle struck a power pole.

The victims have not been identified.

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