Chase Ends in Smoky Heap as Another Pursuit Breaks Out Miles Away

As one dangerous chase ended in a smoky heap on a Southern California freeway Friday night, another pursuit broke out miles away.

The first chase began at around 9 p.m. for a man suspected of firing several shots at an unoccupied vehicle in Santa Fe Springs, according to Whittier police.

It ended in a smoky heap on a freeway in Orange County on Friday and the driver putting his hands out of the car to surrender peacefully.

No one was injured in the shooting and the man returned to the scene as police were responding, which is when the chase ensued, police said.

The chase lasted about an hour and 15 minutes, mostly on the southbound Santa Ana (5) Freeway, police said.

The man was taken into custody in the San Clemente area. No one was injured in the chase.

A second chase began at around 10:21 p.m. in West Los Angeles for two suspects in a white Cadillac, according to the LAPD Southwest Divison.

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Police said they were wanted for "criminal threats" but couldn't elaborate.

The Cadillac chase began on surface streets at Western and Washington and through the westbound 10 Freeway. The suspects exited the freeway and surrendered at Wilshire and Veteran about 20 minutes after the chase started.

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