One person was killed and another injured in a shooting in Fullerton and the shooter was on the loose Saturday.

Police received reports at 8 p.m. Friday of a vehicle crashing into a house in the 3500 block of West Valencia Drive, near Magnolia Avenue, with a shooting victim inside the vehicle, according to Fullerton Police Department Public Information Officer Cpl. Billy Phu.

Responding officers found a victim near the vehicle with gunshot wounds and a second wounded man inside the vehicle. The man outside the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene and the second victim was taken to a hospital and was expected to survive, Phu said.

The crash caused damage to the outside of the house, but nobody inside the home was injured, Phu said.

A preliminary investigation revealed a male suspect was seen running from the scene eastbound on Valencia Avenue after the crash, Phu said, adding it was unclear if the shooting was gang-related.

Investigators said they believe the suspect and victims knew each other.

“The investigation is ongoing,” according to Fullerton police. “We do not believe there to be any threat to the community as it relates to this incident.”

A detailed description of the suspect or motive for the crime was not provided.

Anyone who witnessed the shooting was asked to call Detective V. Chandler at 714-738-6754.

Anonymous tips can be called in to Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-847-6227 or submitted online at

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