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60 Freeway closed in Hacienda Heights after chase and shooting

August 4, 2012 |  4:55 pm

The California Highway Patrol has shut down all westbound lanes of the 60 Freeway in Hacienda Heights after arresting a motorist who shot at officers during a chase.

California Highway Patrol officers were entering the freeway Saturday afternoon to assist San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies when the driver of the vehicle opened fired on the officers, said CHP Officer Christian Cracraft. He did not know what time the chase started.

At least one patrol vehicle was struck by a bullet, which ruptured the car's gas tank, Cracraft said.

The chase ended shortly before 2 p.m. near Hacienda Boulevard, where the gunman eventually surrendered and was taken to a nearby hospital for a possible drug overdose, Cracraft said.

No officers were injured in the shooting, Cracraft said.

All lanes from Fairway Drive to Hacienda Boulevard have been closed off as police continue their investigation into the shooting, authorities said.

Updated 7:38 p.m.:  Authorities have reopened the westbound lanes of the 60 Freeway.

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