8 people injured following multi-car crash in Perris

Eight people were injured in a multi-car collision Tuesday evening in Perris, officials said. 

The crash happened shortly after 5 p.m. in the 200 block of W. 4th Street with several vehicles involved in the crash. At least one vehicle crashed into a nearby building, according to the Riverside Sheriff's Department.

The business suffered significant damage, according to Cal Fire Riverside.

All eight people injured were rushed to a local hospital with moderate injuries, Cal Fire said. 

(FOX 11 Los Angeles)

The immediate area was shut down and the public was asked to avoid the area.

No further details were immediately known. 

The investigation is ongoing.