One person was killed in a 9 car crash that might have involved both street racing and a shooting.
As many as four others, possibly including a bicyclist, appeared to have been injured in the collision at Broadway and Manchester Avenue, according to police and reports:
CBS Los Angeles said one of the vehicles might have been headed the wrong way down Broadway when it collided with other cars and set off a chain reaction.
Imagery from the scene showed a Pontiac sedan in flames and cars and a bike strewn around the street as onlookers gawked.
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Police were exploring the possibility that a car fleeing a nearby shooting at 79th and Hoover streets might have been the spark for the major crash.
It happened at 7:50 p.m., according to the LAPD. Officer Christopher No told City News Service:
It may have been caused by a car fleeing from an earlier shooting in 77th Street Division.
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One man died at the scene of the crash and three others were hospitalized, according to the L.A. Fire Department. One person declined to be taken to a hospital, the LAFD's Brian Humphrey said.
It wasn't clear if someone was injured in the shooting. The collision was still under investigation.