ELIZABETH - Elizabeth police chased a car early this morning that they say was connected to a number of shootings in Elizabeth.

Authorities say that police were patrolling the area after reports of gunshots when they spotted a red Pontiac allegedly connected to the shootings. Police chased the car into Newark where the car crashed into a utility pole on Chadwick Street.

Police say two suspects emerged from the vehicle and attempted to flee. One suspect was shot by police and the other managed to get away.