A motorist died Monday in an apparent shooting and crash into a parked vehicle in Azusa.
The crash was reported at about 10:20 a.m. in the 17700 block of East Newburgh Street, according to an Azusa Police Department desk officer.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department also responded and was investigating the death alongside Azusa police.
Sheriff’s officials told reporters at the scene that a shooting appeared to have occurred first at a different location about a quarter-mile from the crash scene. It was unclear who fired the shot and why.
Afterward, however, the driver of the dark-colored Hyundai slammed into a parked pickup, which was pushed into another parked vehicle by the force of the impact, which was captured on a resident’s home surveillance camera. The driver died at the scene.
KTLA reported that the Hyundai driver was live-streaming video on social media when the shooting occurred. According to the station, a gunshot can be heard on the video before the motorist — wearing a red beanie and a black face mask — loses control and slams into the parked truck.
A witness, Reyna Sanchez, told KTLA5 that a vehicle was being driven at high speed down the street when her father’s parked truck was struck, ending up sandwiched between two cars.
Sanchez said one of the vehicles had a bullet hole in the driver’s side window and she saw paramedics trying to revive a young man inside.