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Car crashes into house after shootout in Madera

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A shootout between suspects in Madera ended with one man shot, and a car crashed into a house.

Police say they first responded to a call of people shooting at each other in the area of Olive and Santa Cruz. As police responded, a car sped away from the scene, eventually crashing into a home at Fourth and K Street.

The car suffered major damage in the crash, and firefighters also responded, after the vehicle caught fire.

Police say the driver had what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the head. A handgun was also recovered in the vehicle.

The driver was taken to the hospital, but the extent of his injuries are unknown.

Police say at least three people were taken into custody in the area of Olive and Santa Cruz. They believe the shooting was gang related.

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