OXNARD — Two men and a teenage boy were detained for questioning Tuesday after a car chase through a south Oxnard shopping area resulted in the rear window and bumper of a vehicle being damaged by gunfire, police said.
No one was shot and the incident appears to be gang-related, police said.
The threesome were stopped in a black Honda Civic about 4 p.m. in the 300 block of Cedar Street after several witnesses telephoned authorities about the chase, Oxnard police said.
There had been no arrests as of 9 p.m., but gunshot residue tests were being conducted on the suspects' hands to determine if one of them was the shooter, Police Sgt. Cliff Troy said. The results of those tests will not be available for several weeks, he added.
Officers at the scene said someone in the Civic threw a .22-caliber rifle out the window before the car was pulled over. The rifle was found by officers on Valley Park Drive about two blocks from where the car was stopped.