Update: This article was originally posted at 3:27 p.m., Oct. 19, 2013.
Border agents apparently fired shots at a carjacked sedan as it raced towards the Mexican border near San Diego today, and although homicide detectives have been sent to the scene, it was not clear if someone was shot or killed.
Federal agents apparently opened fire at 10:34 a.m. in the southbound lanes of the border crossing, just north of Tijuana and at the end of state Route 905. Following the wild, 100-mph chase from Riverside County 75 miles to the Mexican border, paramedics left the scene without any injured people, San Diego Fire-Rescue dispatch Supervisor Nick Wright said.
It was too early to release information about any possible deaths, police spokesman Frank Cali said, although he confirmed San Diego homicide detectives were sent.
The incident began at 9:33 a.m. in Perris, where a Riverside County sheriff's deputy heard a call about a carjacked silver Chevrolet Impala, and at 9:33 a.m. the deputy began chasing it. A high speed chase across surface streets in Perris reached Interstate 215, and the car was driven south.
California Highway Patrol officers picked up the chase on the freeway, Riverside County sheriff's Deputy Mike Vasquez said.
After passing through Murrieta and Temecula just before 10 a.m., CHP officers from the Inland Empire handed off the chase to their colleagues working out of Oceanside, as the Impala sped at speeds of 100 mph into San Diego County.
The chase traversed San Diego on Interstate 15 and other freeways. The motorist then veered east on Route 905, the access road to the eastern border crossing at Otay Mesa that is an effective dead end.
—City News Service