Seymour police are investigating a crash that is believed to be connected to a shooting in Derby and police said they did not believe the men who are involved are in the area anymore.
Police were at the scene of a car crash on Route 8 at exit 22 on Monday. The vehicle involved is believed to be also involved in a shooting in Derby, according to authorities.
Officials said two young men were seen running from the crash scene and they were last seen in the area of Washington Avenue.
The men are considered to be armed and dangerous, according to Seymour Police.
On Monday night, Seymour police said the two men had not been caught yet and officials did not believe they are in the Seymour area anymore.
Officers said the Derby Police Department is familiar with the two men and were actively following up on leads.
On Tuesday, Derby police said that officers responded to the area of Hawkins Street near Seventh Street in Derby at 4:40 p.m. Monday to investigate gunshots and learned from witnesses and video surveillance that a white 2011 Kia SUV that was reported stolen from Shelton on Monday morning fled the scene.
On Monday morning, the Kia was parked next to another vehicle and both vehicles fled when police went to investigate, according to Derby police.
As detectives were investigating the gunshots Monday, the same stolen white Kia SUV returned to the area and Derby Police tried to stop the it, but that led to a pursuit on Route 8 North until the Kia crashed on the Route 8 exit 22 offramp, police said.
Three males ran. The vehicles engine caught fire and a 17-year-old young man from Derby who remained inside asked for help, police said.
As the police were removing the teen from the vehicle, the officer heard a loud thud that was later determined to be one of the fleeing suspects being struck by a vehicle traveling on Wakeley Street and an Oxford police officer who responded apprehended the suspect, an 18 year-old Derby man. Ambulance transported him to Waterbury Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries.
Seymour Police and Connecticut State Police K-9 units responded to search for the two other people and did not find them, police said.
Around 10 p.m., a 15 year-old young man from Derby responded to the emergency room at Griffin Hospital, complaining of injuries related to a crash, police said, and he matched the description of one of the people who fled from the crash.
Due to injuries and hospital treatment, charges are pending for all three suspects and police are still trying to identify the fourth suspect.
Police said the initial shooting investigation remains under investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Derby Police Department at (203) 735-7811, extension 0.
Anyone who sees anything suspicious is asked to call 911.
The CT Department of Transportation said Route 8 north was closed in the area of the accident but his since been reopened.