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Two people were shot in the parking lot at a hookah lounge in Buena Park Sunday, and a car chase from the scene stretched into Anaheim.

About 2:30 a.m. a police officer in the area reported hearing gunshots at the La Capitane Hookah Lounge, 8558 Beach Blvd. When he arrived, the officer saw several people leaving the scene, said Buena Park police Sgt. Bret Carter.

One vehicle was being driven south in northbound lanes of beach Boulevard, and police thought they might have some information regarding the shooting, Carter said.

The vehicle pursuit ended in Anaheim in the area of Lincoln Avenue and Brookhurst Street, where the suspect’s vehicle had some sort of mechanical malfunction, he said.

“The driver ran, but he was snatched up and officers removed four occupants from the vehicle,” Carter said.

The driver, who was not injured or wounded, and his four occupants were brought back to Buena Park and were being questioned about their roles in the shooting. “All the pieces are there. It’s just a matter of talking to everybody,” he said. “It’s a hookah lounge on a Saturday night.”

–City News Service

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