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LA shooting, chase end in deadly crash

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles police are searching for a driver who caused a deadly eight-vehicle pileup while apparently fleeing after a drive-by shooting.

Officer Lyle Knight said someone opened fire at a carwash fundraiser in South Los Angeles shortly before 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Nobody was hit and the silver Pontiac took off. Witnesses or victims began chasing it in a Dodge Charger.

Minutes later, both cars ran a red light and slammed into cross-traffic. The Pontiac hit a Saturn, killing 39-year-old Jose Cuevas, of Downey.

The Charger hit a pickup truck, which struck parked cars and a bicyclist. The Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/14UQAuG) said the Charger’s driver is in critical condition.

Police say five other people received minor injuries.

The Pontiac’s driver is being sought.

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