OAKLAND -- Four reputed gang members, including a 15-year-old, were arrested on suspicion of shooting at two police officers during a car chase Wednesday night in East Oakland, authorities said.

The SUV that police officers were riding in was hit at least once by gunfire, but none of the officers were injured, nor were any of the suspects.

The incident began about 9:06 p.m. Wednesday, when the officers were responding to reports of shots fired at a house in the 2000 block of Harrington Avenue. Police believe that shooting was gang related but no one was injured.

Officers spotted an Acura that they thought might have been involved in the shooting, but when they tried to stop it in the area of Coolidge and Brookdale avenues, the Acura sped off with the officers in pursuit.

During the chase the officers were shot at multiple times, police said. The Acura finally stopped in the 5700 block of Brookdale and the four occupants were arrested. Two pistols were recovered, including one with a 50-round clip, Sgt. Eric Milina said.

Besides the 15-year-old, also arrested were his 18-year-old brother and two other men, ages 23 and 18. They were booked on suspicion of attempted murder of a police officer, evading police and firing into an occupied dwelling.

Their names were not released pending a review of the case by prosecutors.



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