Crime & Justice

Santa Ana police shoot, wound 2 car-theft suspects

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Police say they've shot and injured two people accused of stealing a woman's car outside an Anaheim hotel.

The Los Angeles Times reports the suspects approached a guest at Akua Motel in Santa Ana on Tuesday and forced her to hand over her car keys at gunpoint.

The robbery victim was uninjured. The car was then tracked down through the anti-theft tracking device installed in the car.

Police found the car and chased it for several blocks until the suspects lost control and crashed.

Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna says it's unclear if the suspects were shot while they were still inside the car or if they tried to flee.