Two men in a car speeding away from a shooting at an Anaheim restaurant were killed early Monday when their vehicle slammed into a lamppost, police said.
After responding to reports of a shooting at the Mariscos El Cangrejo Nice restaurant in northwest Anaheim 10 minutes after midnight, police spoke to witnesses who reported a possible suspect in a car, the report said. Anaheim Police spokesman Sgt. Shane Carringer.
As police attempted to arrest the man, a separate black SUV fled the scene and crashed at the intersection of La Palma Avenue and Brookhurst Street, killing its two passengers, whose names are n were not disclosed.
The three men had initially attempted to enter the restaurant together, but were denied entry by the security guard due to prior disturbances, Carringer said.
One of the men, later killed in the crash, pulled out a gun and fired several times into the ground, according to Carringer. No one was injured in the shooting.
The man who was not in the wrecked SUV was released from the scene because he did not commit a crime, Carringer said.
Los Angeles Times