A Chula Vista police officer was injured early Saturday morning when his cruiser was rammed by a vehicle carrying at least three suspects involved in a shooting that left one person in critical condition, Chula Vista police said.
The shooting occurred about 1:10 a.m. in an alley behind Wild Wooly's Saloon on 247 Broadway.
The victim flagged a Chula Vista patrol car after suffering multiple gunshot wounds and directed officers to a white two-door sedan, beginning a short pursuit between officers and the suspected vehicle.
The vehicle did not yield to patrol lights and sirens, and officers attempted to block it in a nearby cul-de-sac. The car then accelerated toward an officer, striking his vehicle and pinning him against the driver's door and car frame, police said.
The injured officer fired multiple rounds at the suspects' vehicle as it fled the scene.
The car was later found parked behind a church a few blocks from the shooting scene. Witnesses said the car had several bullet holes and blood on it.
By 11:15 a.m., the car had been towed away.
The police officer was treated and released at a hospital. The shooting victim was transported to a UCSD trauma center.
Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to call the Chula Vista Police Department at (619) 691-5151.