Fairfield drive-by shooting ends in crash

Police in Fairfield are piecing together a drive-by shooting that triggered a chain reaction. The shooting somehow caused a traffic collision and sent two people to the hospital Monday afternoon.

The shooting happened on Clay Bank Road near Sanderling Drive just after 5 p.m.

Our cameras were rolling as police set up a perimeter to search for the shooting suspect on foot.

A swarm of officers with police dogs could be seen running down the street, looking for a man who was reported to be hiding in someone's back yard.

"All of them went in there and they started to chase him," said one witness who did not want to be identified.

The terrifying moments unfolded right in front of people on the street. Many more neighbors came outside to watch and wait for an arrest to be made.

"We heard about eight shots and came out to see exactly what was going on," said neighbor, Jose Padilla.

Police say it all started with a drive-by shooting. Somehow, two vehicles ended up crashing.

One shooting victim was found on the ground when officers arrived on scene. Police say that victim was the intended target.

But moments later, another victim turned up. "We did locate a second gunshot victim a little farther away from the scene, so we set up a perimeter and started figuring out what was going on," said Sgt. Matt Bloesch with the Fairfield Police Department.

Police secured a portion of the neighborhood as word got out that the suspect was on foot.

Officers zoned in on the house where the man was hiding and made their arrest.

The shooting suspect was taken into custody. The two shooting victims were taken to local hospitals with life threatening injuries.


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