VACAVILLE — The city on Wednesday became the scene of a rolling, high-speed shooting that shut down a major roadway for a couple of hours.
Police received numerous calls at around 8:38 a.m., reporting a shooting on Leisure Town Road near Alamo Drive, according to a city news release. Callers reported that one vehicle was being chased by a second vehicle at high speed, heading south on Leisure Town Road toward Fairfield.
Witnesses reported that the vehicle giving chase was occupied by two people, both armed with handguns, according to the release. The two were shooting at the fleeing vehicle. The suspects were described as black male adults in their 20s.
Officers found a vehicle not involved in the chase had been struck in the windshield by a stray bullet.
There were no reports of injuries related to the incident, according to the release. Police said the chase appears to have started near the intersection of Interstate 80 and Leisure Town Road.
It ended when the suspect vehicle collided with a bystander’s vehicle that was being driven near Vanden Road. Witnesses reported that both vehicles involved in the chase were driving erratically and estimated their speeds at more than 90 mph.
Police recovered what they believe to be the suspect vehicle near the scene of the crash. The vehicle was found abandoned and damaged. The suspects had not been located or identified as of Wednesday afternoon.
After police found several shell casings in the roadway, a large section of Leisure Town Road was closed for about two hours while a crime scene inspection was completed.
Detectives from the Police Department’s Investigative Services Section responded to the scene and are working on the case. It is not known if this case is related to a recent shooting that took place in Fairfield, but authorities said investigators are looking into that possibility.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Vacaville Police Department at 449-5200 or Detective Chris Lechuga at 449-5269.
Jess Sullivan contributed to this report. Reach Mike Corpos at 427-6979 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/mcorposdr.