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Gunfire between cars leaving Sacramento cemetery ends in 65th Street crash

Gunfire that erupted Sunday afternoon between two vehicles leaving a funeral resulted in a pileup on 65th Street east of Stockton Boulevard, police said.

The shooting around 4 p.m. was preceded by an altercation during the funeral at a cemetery, Officer Justin Brown said. Occupants of a red car and a silver sedan exchanged shots until a black Dodge sedan believed to be involved in the dispute rammed one of the vehicles, he said.

The crash started a chain reaction that involved two cars that were not connected to the shooting, Brown said. He did not know the name of the cemetery.

Occupants of the three cars involved in the initial crash ran away, police said. Police detained two people for questioning, but no arrests were made, he said. It was unknown how many shots were fired, he said.

No one was injured in the shooting, Brown said, but two occupants in the additional cars suffered minor injuries and were taken to hospital as a precaution.

Robert D. Dávila