Officers in Santa Ana recovered an assault rifle following a drive-by shooting in which no one was injured as well as a subsequent pursuit where two suspects ditched their vehicle and were eventually taken into custody, a police spokesman said Saturday.

Shortly before 8 p.m. Friday, officers on patrol in the 700 block of South Townsend Street witnessed a drive-by shooting where no one was injured, said Anthony Bertagna of the Santa Ana Police Department.

Officers tried to stop the vehicle, which led to a quarter-mile pursuit to the 2000 block of West Myrtle Street, where two suspects ditched the vehicle and fled on foot, Bertagna said.

With the aid of a K-9 unit, officers did a house-to-house search for the two suspects, who were taken into custody about 11 p.m. Friday, he said.

The two suspects — two juveniles — were taken to the police station and later released to their parents, pending a further investigation, Bertagna said. The assault rife was found next to the vehicle they left, he said.

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