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2 arrested after high-speed chase in Oakland

| Friday, July 6, 2007, 12:00 p.m.

Two men were arrested after being accused of leading police on a high-speed chase early Friday through three Pittsburgh neighborhoods, police said.

The incident began after an apparent carjacking in Oakland just before 2:50 a.m., police said. An officer driving on Craig Street saw a speeding car and began pursuing it, police said.

While the car was on South Negley Avenue in Shadyside, it struck three parked cars, one of which caught fire and hit the porch of a house, police said. Eventually, the speeding car crashed into a wall on Nicholson Street in Squirrel Hill, and the two men inside tried to run away, police said. Two suspects were caught a short time later.

Jerome Gatewood and Anthony Bullock-Field, both 18, addresses unavailable, face charges that might include carjacking and fleeing and eluding police, police said.

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