UPDATE AT 10:26 PM – Authorities have confirmed that the shooting did cause the vehicle accident.
UPDATE AT 8:12 PM – We have also confirmed that the driver who was being shot at was hit by gunfire. He is expected to survive.
UPDATE AT 8:02 PM – Authorities have confirmed to MCNTV News that there was a shooting but they do not yet know if it occurred before the accident, during the chase, or after the accident or if the shooting caused the wreck or if the shooting resulted in the wreck.
ATWATER, CA – A two vehicle accident at Buhach and Bellevue at around 7:oo pm in Atwater this evening may have also been the result of a shooting victim fleeing. It is not yet known how many people in all may have been injured in the accident and we have calls in to the department now. Initial reports indicate the driver of the red vehicle was being shot at while trying to elude another vehicle. He unfortunately ran a red light and hit a silver unknown model car. It is also being reported that a passenger in the gray car had to be cut out of their vehicle. Atwater Police have the area taped off and are still investigating just what may have taken place and as information comes in to MCNTV News we will update this story.