Gunfire, Car Chases, Wrecks Wreak Havoc Around Chadbourne and Oakes in Downtown San Angelo Monday
San Angelo Police are investigating an assault. But the scene appears to have a car accident as well. Details are coming shortly.
Update 5:24 p.m.
At N. Chabourne and Houston-Harte, a chase through San Angelo between at least two vehicles ended. According to SAPD spokeswoman Tracy Gonzalez, the incident started at 2:28 p.m. with a call to 911 about the black 2002 Hyundai Sonata driving recklessly. Black car collided with another vehicle (see photos), and police are looking for the other driver.
Witnesses on the scene said that a passenger of one of the vehicles in what they describe as a two-vehicle chase was "filling the car up with bullet holes." Spent bullet shells are all over the street at the scene.
We have video of an eyewitness on the scene that we are processing in conjunction with KIDY-Fox (Ch. 10 and 110 HD).
Update 7:01 p.m.
This video was provided by KIDY-Fox TV News of two eyewitnesses. This is the lead story on the KIDY (ch. 10 and ch. 110 HD) tonight at 9 p.m. with Rick Tomlin.
Update 8:00 p.m.
San Angelo Police Department has responded:
"Today, at approximately 2:28 p.m., San Angelo Public Safety Communications began to receive multiple 911 calls regarding a reckless driver that was headed south on Chadbourne near the public transit facility. Shortly after, dispatch received calls regarding a traffic crash at the area of N. Chadbourne and 5th Street.
"Police responded to the area and located a black 2002 Hyundai Sonata disabled on the southwest portion of the intersection of N. Chadbourne and 5th, facing westbound in the eastbound lane. The car had impact damage across the front of the vehicle. The vehicle’s occupants, a 30-year-old male and a 31-year-old female, were injured from of the crash. San Angelo Fire Department personnel were called to the scene to assess their injuries. The man and woman were treated at the scene and released. A secondary vehicle and additional victims to the crash were not located at the location.
"While at the scene, officers located shell casings from an unknown weapon near the vehicle. At this time, police are investigating if the shell casings are related to the crash incident. Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division and the Crime Scene Investigations Section were also called to the scene to assist.
"During the course of the field investigation, investigators learned that the initial crash occurred in the 1100 block of N. Oakes Street between the Hyundai and a green Dodge Durango. After the collision, the Hyundai left the scene and struck a signpost in the unit block of W. 5th, causing it to spin before coming to a stop in the eastbound lane. The Durango was later located abandoned in the 1100 block of N. Oakes Street. The driver of the Durango has not been identified, and at the time of this release, no victims have come forward.
"Police have questioned several witnesses at multiple locations, however; it is unclear which driver was at fault.
"This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when it becomes available.
"North and southbound traffic on Chadbourne was diverted for several hours during the investigation.
Update 8:20 p.m.
KIDY-FOX ch. 10 and 110 HD will have a full report at 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, 2014.
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