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Motorcyclist Dies Fleeing LAPD On A Wild 130 MPH Chase

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A motorcyclist was killed early this morning after leading LAPD on a high-speed chase and crashing into a fire hydrant.

It started when officers responded to a "shots fired" call around 2 a.m. in Sun Valley, according to City News Service. LAPD spotted a suspect on a blue Kawasaki motorcycle and a chase commenced in the 12100 block of Sheldon Avenue.

It didn't last long. Another officer started pursuing the motorcyclist for a little over a minute. Then a police helicopter began to track the motorcyclist who reached speeds of 130 mph. In San Fernando, the motorcyclist lost control and slammed into a fire hydrant around 2:15 a.m.

The force of the impact sheared the fire hydrant, creating a geyser. The motorcyclist was flung from his bike and he landed over 100 feet away. He was pronounced dead at the scene, and a handgun was recovered. The man's identity has still not been released.