Teen dead after car chase, shooting end in West Town crash

Authorities say a teen was fatally shot during a car chase that ended in a crash Saturday morning.
April 19, 2014 3:23:37 PM PDT
Authorities say a teenager died after being involved in a car chase and shooting resulting in a crash in the West Town neighborhood Saturday morning.

Two cars began chasing one another southbound on Ashland near Hubbard, hitting a parked Budget Rental truck and a BMW, police said. Eventually shots were fired into a Ford Explorer. The vehicle landed on a concrete median.

The victim has been identified as Nicholas Ramirez, 19. He was shot in the head and leg.

Authorities are determining whether Ramirez died as a result of the gunfire or due to the crash.

Another vehicle, which may have been involved in the incident, was found abandoned in a nearby alley, authorities said.

Police believe the incident is gang related. No one is in custody.


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