Bullets Fly In Car Chase Stretching From Natomas To In Rio Linda

RIO LINDA (CBS13) – With bullets flying and tires squealing, a shooting and car chase in Rio Linda looked like it came right out of a Hollywood movie.

It happened in broad daylight in Natomas and ended miles away in Rio Linda where witnesses tried to describe what they heard flying through their neighborhood.

“All of a sudden you heard the vroom,” said one woman.

This quite Sunday afternoon was interrupted by police sirens and screeching tires.

“That was very dangerous,” said James Jenkins, a resident.

Police say the chase began in North Natomas near the intersection of Truxel Road and Arena Boulevard. Investigators say a person in this black Mercedes opened fire on a BMW driving next to it.

A motorist followed both cars and called 9-1-1. When police showed up, the chase was on.

“It sounded like a backfire to a car. Yeah. That’s what it was,” said a woman who witnessed the chase.

Traveling at a high rate of speed, the suspect allegedly led police to a Rio Linda neighborhood.

“I seen the Mercedes come around the corner speeding 100 mph easy. Male driving, passenger female and she looked scared,” said Pam Lake, who witnessed the chase.

The driver allegedly threw out a gun, kept driving and eventually slammed into a fence.

“The driver got out the car and run,” said Lake.

Police chased down and arrested the driver and his passenger. One neighbor found a bullet near her home, possibly ejected from the suspect’s gun.

“This neighborhood is not safe,” said one person.

There are a lot of small children here.

“It kind of bothered me because it’s in a neighborhood and theirs lots of kids that cross the street and stuff,” said Lake.

Fortunately no one was hurt.

“I’m extremely glad nobody was hurt in this and I wish they hadn’t done what they had done,” said Lake.

The suspects are facing multiple felony charges. Police are still hoping to make contact with the alleged shooting victim in the BMW.

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