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After apparently spotting authorities pursuing them, the individuals in the vehicle began "throwing metal objects out of the car," Thomas says. The objects are thought to be pipe bombs, according to authorities.
"They started chasing them down a side street and the driver stopped his car," Thomas adds. "A minute later, he jumped out of the car and fired on police, and they dropped him."
Thomas says he saw two other men get out of the car and "take off running in opposite directions." "They scattered and were shooting as they ran," Thomas says. "Bullets were flying everywhere. We thought our car was going to get hit.
Hundreds of shots. Pop, pop, pop, pop." "They hopped out and started blasting," adds Rocha. "I turn down a side street when we heard the shooting.