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CHP: Gun found in backpack after traffic stop, car chase

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Posted at 3:26 PM, Jul 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-10 20:14:09-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - California Highway Patrol says they are searching for a driver who took off during a traffic stop and threw a backpack with a gun inside out the window Sunday afternoon.

According to CHP, officers tried to pull over a silver Audi in the area of State Route 76 and Rincon Ranch Road around 12:30 p.m.

However, during the traffic stop, the car suddenly took off and led CHP officers on a chase. Officers say they lost the Audi, but the driver threw a backpack out the window and they recovered a gun inside.

Earlier, it was reported that shots were fired at an officer but CHP confirmed with 10News that no shots were fired and no one was injured.

This is a developing story and it will be updated as more information becomes available.