California Bank Robbery Leads to Deadly High-Speed Chase

Three people are dead after suspects take hostages and lead police on a wild pursuit.
2:26 | 07/17/14

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We'll turn now to terrifying moments in California. Three bank robbers take hostages, lead police on a wild chase. When it was over three people dead including one of the hostages. ABC's David Wright is in los Angeles with the latest. Good morning, David. Reporter: Good morning, George. An incredible scene and this morning Stockton, California, is still reeling from it. Almost every squad car in town chasing this group of bank robbers, extra rounds of ammo taped to their bodies and using hostages as human shields, this was truly the wild west. In Stockton, California, a bank heist straight out of the movies that led to this deadly chase. Through city streets and neighborhoods at speeds of up to 100 miles an hour. Went flying through the intersection. We jumped back on to the sidewalk. Reporter: It started Wednesday at this bank of the west branch. Authorities say three robbers made off with money and three female hostages. Misty Holsing's cousin was one of them and her daughter watched in horror as the robbers dragged her mother away. She was just going to pull out money. She left her kid in the car. Her daughter had to text her husband saying, hey, they took mom. Reporter: Police say the suspect stole a bank employee's SUV and fired ak-47-type assault weapons at police cars in hot pursuit. The hostages there in the car with them. At least 14 other cars struck with stray bullets. The actions of the dangerous criminals today was beyond reckless and chaotic. No words can describe it. Reporter: Police say during the chase two of the hostages were tossed out of the getaway car. One of them shot and injured. This cell phone video shows one of the hostages on the road. Her leg was all tore up and bleeding. Reporter: After more than an hour's chase it all ended in a bloody shootout heard on this cell phone video. In the end a weapon on the ground, the SUV, riddled with bullet hole, all three alleged bank robbers shot, two of them killed. That third hostage was also killed. Police say the hostage who was killed, that mother, misty was used as a human shield and eyewitnesses said it looked like a war. Continuous gunfriar for five straight nuts. The other two hostages have been hospitalized. No word on their condition but they must be very shaken,

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