Suspect opens fire on group gathered for a vigil in Bakersfield

Officials: No one was hurt

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Bakersfield police are looking for answers after someone opened fire at a candlelight vigil and sent people running for their lives Sunday night.

On Jan. 22, at about 6:30 p.m., officials said a suspect opened gunfire on a community that was holding a vigil for a loved one.

Relatives and loved ones were gathered when they noticed a car driving slowly past.  BPD says someone then shot at a vehicle and everyone scattered to avoid the gunfire.

One witness who did not want to be identified for safety reasons said he is in disbelief that anyone could do such a thing.

Officials said no one was hurt.

Anyone with information is urged to call the BPD.

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