Police chase in Chile ends in gunfire

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Dramatic Chile car chase ends with arrests: video

An incredible police chase in Chile ended in gunfire as officers attempted to stop and capture three suspects.

The three men were reportedly responsible for a robbery in a shopping mall near to where the footage was captured.

The trio entered a watch shop in Arauco Shopping Centre in Santiago and robbed several items from the store.

After leaving the shop, they attacked a woman and stole her car – before making a high-speed escape.

However, officers tracked them down and attempted to stop them.

Police Colonel Roberto Saldivia told local media: "The policemen tried every way they could to contain the criminals and try to get them out of the vehicle. As they refused and raised their weapons inside the vehicle, one of the policemen used his gun."

All three suspects were captured, with one of them taken to hospital after having sustained a gunshot wound. The other two were detained after having two revolvers found on their person.