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2 shot dead, 2 wounded as gunfire erupts on Pasadena street

Two men were shot dead and two others were wounded as gunfire erupted and two men trying to flee crashed their car late Friday in Pasadena, police said. 

The shooting was reported just before midnight in the 100 block of West Claremont Street, a statement from Pasadena Police said. Officers found a black man, 23, fatally shot in the 70 block of Pepper Street.

Minutes later, paramedics from Pasadena Fire Station 36 reported that they were treating a black woman, 38, for a gunshot wound. She was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

Just after the shooting, a single-vehicle crash occurred at the intersection of California Boulevard and St. John Avenue, the...