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.
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.