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Vacaville police seek suspects in car chase, shooting

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From page A3 | February 20, 2014 |

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 mcorpos@dailyrepublic.net. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/mcorposdr.

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  • Tax PayerFebruary 20, 2014 - 5:40 am

    Running gun battles in Vacaville? City Council: Due to your not supporting your PD for the past 6 years there will be more of this to come to our community. Thanks for supporting the fully staffed fire department and the support of their over budgeted Fire/Paramedic service. For past 12 years: $36 million spent for our Cadillac service. At least we have enough of them to carry away the vicitms.

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  • The MisterFebruary 20, 2014 - 6:01 am

    Hey, isn't that the part of town where they are putting in hundreds of new homes? Sounds like Sector 5 is going to be stretched pretty thin. But I'm sure the City Council knows what they are doing. (wink wink)

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  • Too muchFebruary 20, 2014 - 6:47 am

    This has nothing to due with the city council. Would more Police help sure, this is an issue with our state and federal government. It's called realignment and our communities are being flooded with felons. Vacaville has done a great job from not letting it turn into Fairfield, but I'm afraid it is an uphill battle

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  • AWFebruary 20, 2014 - 10:40 pm

    Yes we're being flooded with felons but do your research and you will see that most of these crimes are being committed by new felons, not the realigned ones.this is exactly a police issue

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  • BFebruary 20, 2014 - 8:16 am

    Keep this crap in Fairfield. Dont need it here.

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  • Rich GiddensFebruary 20, 2014 - 7:02 pm

    At some point, you people are going to hold your elected officials responsible for the mess you live in. You're turning into Detroit or Chicagoland and you're still in denial. Instead of becoming a magnet for welfare you should try and attract business and industry along with gentrifying neighborhoods.

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