UPDATED: Car crashes into building in Lansing

Published: Aug. 19, 2020 at 1:35 PM EDT
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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - Early this afternoon a car crashed into First Class Auto Sales on Pennsylvania Ave. in Lansing.

The car, a green Jaguar, crashed through the side of the business, partially entering the building through a wall.

Officers from the Lansing Police Department and Lansing Fire arrived on the scene quickly, but there is no word yet as to whether or not there have been any injuries, or what caused the driver to crash.

Police said there is evidence in the car found that indicates a firearm was used.

Police said two people in the car ran away from the crash. The building’s owner said he saw the whole incident happen.

John Pavlik, Building Owner said,“I was in the front room in the show room and I started hearing some pops and gunshots, probably about three or four. Then I hear squealing tires and I look out our main window and I saw this Jaguar come blowing in there real fast and slamming into the building.

Pavlik said he had an interaction with the driver and even saw the person the driver was chasing.

Pavlik said, ”He jumped out of the vehicle and came in and he had another car here that was being tinted. So he demanded his keys quickly, they brought his car up, and he jumped in it, drove off ,and he was chasing this other Impala down Pennsylvania.”

An employee said he is thankful the shots didn’t hit him, but he is tired of hearing about gun violence.

Hugh Morris Petty III, First Class Auto Sales Employee said, ”That could’ve been me this time. I could’ve been underneath a sheet or something if one of those bullets hit me. If you can’t feel safe at your job or anywhere you want to go eat at, you might as well stay home.”

Police said the owner of the crashed vehicle has been found, but the owner is not forthcoming with information.

Police said no victim or suspect has been found.

Traffic in the area is proceeding as normal.

We’ll keep you updated as we learn more.

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