by Photo by Manuel Ocaño

The Chula Vista Police Department is investigating the death of two people who were found unconscious inside a pick-up after crashing into a parked van. 

Officers responded to a 911 call of “shots fired” on Aug.30 at about 7:47 p.m. near Brandywine Avenue and Sequoia Street, according to CVPD Lt. David Oyos. While officers were responding, an additional caller reported hearing a traffic collision in the same area.

According to Lt. Oyos, responding officers discovered a pick-up truck collided with a parked van in the 1600 Block of Brandywine Avenue, and stopped on an embankment alongside the roadway. The driver and the passenger of the pick-up truck were found unconscious with gunshot wounds and other serious injuries. 

Police said paramedics transported both people to a local hospital, where they succumbed to their injuries. Evidence was discovered less than a block away at Valle Lindo Park in the 500 Block of Sequoia Street.

“Based on the preliminary investigation, it appears the pick-up truck collided into the parked van while fleeing the scene of the shooting,” said Lt. Oyos in a news release.

The names of the deceased are being withheld pending notification of relatives. Police say the incident is still under investigation, and the motive for the shooting remains unclear. 

Anyone that witnessed the shooting or collision or has additional information is asked to contact San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477 or submit a tip via P3tips (online or mobile application) if they wish to remain anonymous. 

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