COTTONWOOD, Shasta County (CBS/AP) — California Highway Patrol officers shot at least two people in a pickup truck during a confrontation in Shasta County,  according to authorities.

Sheriff’s Lt. Dave Kent said two CHP officers fired shotgun blasts at a red pickup with three people inside in the town of Cottonwood following a vehicle chase around 10 a.m. Tuesday. One man and one woman were taken to the hospital.

Kent says he didn’t know why the officers fired at the truck or how seriously the man and woman were injured. The CHP officers were not injured.

The Redding Record-Searchlight reported that Happy Valley Road was shut down and nearby West Valley High School was locked down for about 30 minutes because of the chase and shooting.


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