A vehicle believed to be involved in a fatal South L.A. crash may have been fleeing the scene of a nearby shooting, Los Angeles police said Tuesday.
LAPD Officer Christopher No said that shots were fired and that police believe a car leaving the area ran through a red light and subsequently crashed, causing collisions involving five to six vehicles.
Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said multiple cars collided near 261 W. Manchester Ave. The crash caused one car to catch fire, and one person initially was trapped in a vehicle.
Four adults were initially described as critically injured. In an update on the department's website, Humphrey said three were transported to the hospital, while one declined transport. The deceased man remained at the scene.
No additional details were immediately available.