CHICAGO (CBS) – A car burst into flames Tuesday in Garfield Park, after crashing into another car during a police chase.
Officials say the three suspects inside the Honda were involved in a shooting, leading police to chase the suspects.
All three of the suspects are in custody and being questioned for their role in the shooting that happened moments before the crash.
Chicago Police say the incident happened in Garfield Park.
Dean Delis says he was on his way home from work around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday when the Honda came barreling into his Volvo.
“A car was coming down full,” recalls Delis. “As I was pulling over, the car that was being chased lost control and smashed right into my back end. Somebody jumped out of the car and started running. Police were chasing him with a car.”
Chicago Police say the charred Honda Civic was being chased for a shooting that happened roughly ten minutes before the fiery crash, about a mile away on the 3200 block of Walnut.
Two 20-year-old men were shot and injured.
Police say the shooters were inside that Honda and fled toward Kedzie.
The three men inside the Honda were arrested after trying to run from the crash.
Despite the crash, nobody was seriously injured.
Police say they recovered several guns.