Officer Opens Fire After Pursuit in Huntington Beach; Vehicle Occupants Flee: Police

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An officer opened fire as a stolen vehicle drove toward police in Huntington Beach on Saturday, April 26, 2015, officials said. It was unclear if anyone was struck by gunfire. (Credit: KTLA)

An officer opened fire on a stolen vehicle that drove toward police after a pursuit early Sunday morning in Huntington Beach, officials said.

At least two occupants, possibly three, were inside the vehicle and were being sought after abandoning it in a cul-de-sac, the Huntington Beach Police Department said in a statement.

Officers began chasing the vehicle about 2:50 a.m. near the intersection of Edinger Avenue and Edwards Street (map), the statement said.

The pursuit ended in the Huntington Harbor area, where police conducted a felony traffic stop, according to the department.

The driver turned the vehicle around and drove it toward the officers, one of whom fired multiple shots, authorities said. It was unclear if any of the occupants were struck by gunfire.

The vehicle fled the scene and was later found abandoned near Warner Avenue and Algonquin Street (map).

No officers were injured in the incident.