Vehicle pursuit leads to two officer-involved shootings in Solano County

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VACAVILLE, Calif. (KTXL) — Authorities in Vacaville are investigating two officer-involved shooting scenes after a stolen vehicle pursuit.

Around 1:30 a.m. Thursday, Vacaville police went to assist California Highway Patrol officers in pursuit of a stolen minivan out of San Francisco.

The driver exited eastbound on Interstate 80 at Alamo Drive and continued onto surface streets.

The driver then continued into a residential area near Elmira Road and Edwin Drive.

Police said there was an officer-involved shooting at that intersection. The officers were not in their vehicles when this shooting occurred.

“It was like six or seven to eight shots in succession, just bam, bam, bam. And then I heard the car screeching off and it sounded like the cops were right on him,” resident Randy Carson explained.

Whether bullets hit the driver at that time is unclear.

Vacaville police, Solano County sheriff’s deputies and CHP officers chased him to Meridian and McCrory roads in Solano County, where the driver crashed the minivan into a ditch.

Police said the suspect ran away into a field where a second officer-involved shooting happened.

The suspect was struck. He was transported to the hospital where he underwent surgery and remains in critical condition.

Initially, officers said they did not find a weapon at either scene and the suspect did not shoot at officers.

Police said the suspect drove toward officers at the scene of the neighborhood shooting. It’s unclear what led them to open fire in the field.

This is a developing story.

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