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Two pedestrians struck by car involved in gang-related shooting

Update: The vehicle's driver died on the scene, according to a press release from the Riverside County Sheriff's Department. One of the pedestrians hit by the car died from her injuries. A second pedestrian hit suffered minor injuries. Their names have not been released as authorities notify next of kin.

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department was investigating a shooting in Coachella Friday night that caused a car to collide into two pedestrians.

The violence happened near the intersection of Avenue 50 and Calhoun Street.

A teenage driver was shot, according to a family member. He reportedly lost control of the car and drove up on a curb hitting two people. Family of people involved in the incident say it's a gang-related targeted shooting. The conditions of the driver and the two people who got hit are unknown.

We're told three teenagers were in the car. Two of them took off running. The mom of one said they were being chased by gang members.

Witnesses saw ambulances taking people away, and nearby residents reported seeing someone they believed to be dead, but that is unconfirmed by police.

Details are very limited at this time, but Sgt. Deanna Pecoraro confirmed the investigation. The incident was first reported at 7:34 p.m.

Stay with News Channel 3 for continuing coverage.

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