CHP: Highway 4 shooting in Concord led to multi-vehicle crash

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The CHP is investigating a bad collision that started with a drive by shooting on Highway 4 in Concord. (KGO-TV)

A shooting on state Highway 4 in Concord led to a multiple-vehicle crash that left seven people injured Monday afternoon, a California Highway Patrol official said.

CHP Officer John Fransen said suspects in a silver Nissan Altima fired at an unknown vehicle on the highway's westbound lanes near Willow Pass Road around 3 p.m.

The shooting was witnessed by an off-duty BART police officer, Fransen said.

The Nissan then took the Port Chicago Highway off-ramp, going more than 65 mph, and collided with a moving yellow Humvee, flipping it. It also crashed into three other cars waiting at a light.

Police arrested two 21-year old men and a 19-year old man who were in the Nissan. A weapon was found in the vehicle.

At least another four people suffered injuries as a result of the collision, Fransen said. All seven people were taken to the hospital with minor to moderate injuries.

Fransen said it is not yet known if the vehicle that was shot at had any injured victims. That vehicle was not apparently involved in the crash.

The shooting is being investigated by the CHP and Concord police are investigating the subsequent crash.

No further details on the incident were immediately available.
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