Pursuit Leaves 4 Dead After Fiery Collision in Compton

A car being pursued by authorities ran a red light, struck an oncoming car, flipped over, and caught fire, officials said

A short pursuit ended with four people dead in a two-car collision following reports of shots fired in Compton early Saturday, officials said.

Authorities responded to a call about shots fired from a vehicle.

The caller gave a good description of the suspects and the sheriff's department found the car and began pursuing it on Indigo Boulevard in Compton, officials said.

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

There were three people in the overturned vehicle, and all three died at the scene.

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

The victims have not yet been identified.

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