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Pasadena police chase ends in crash killing a woman, boy

Two people were killed when an SUV being pursued by police crashed into a minivan in Pasadena Christmas night.
Two people were killed when an SUV being pursued by police crashed into a minivan in Pasadena Christmas night. NBC LA

UPDATE 8:18 a.m.: Four suspects – two men and two women – accused of being in the SUV that crashed into the minivan have been booked into custody on suspicion of murder, according to the Los Angeles Times.

PREVIOUSLY: A Christmas night police pursuit in Pasadena ended in a deadly crash, claiming the lives of two people and sending another two to the hospital.

Detectives are investigating if the SUV may have been used in a fatal shooting earlier on Christmas Day.

Police attempted to stop an SUV for failing to stop at a stop sign near the 1900 block of Newport Avenue in Pasadena. The location had been cordoned off by police for investigation of a shooting that occurred around 11 am Tuesday, according to NBC LA. A red sedan riddled with bullet holes was towed away.

Two people were hospitalized in critical condition after the shooting. One of those victims, described by Pasadena police as an active community member, later died from his injuries.

The identities of the deceased have not been made public.

The SUV matched the description of the vehicle in connection with the morning shootings, according to police.

After a short pursuit, the SUV crashed into a minivan carrying four people near the intersection of Maple St. and Morengo Ave. Two of the minivan’s passengers – a woman and a 10-year-old boy – died at the scene of the crash, which occurred at about 8:45 p.m. Two others were hospitalized.

All four people in the SUV were taken into police custody.

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