UPDATE (4:55 p.m.): Family has identified the 3-year-old boy killed by gunfire as Major Sutton. They identified the 5-year-old who was struck as King Sutton, and family says he was shot in the hand.
Johniece Williams was identified as the mother of the two boys.
UPDATE (1:45 p.m.): Bakersfield Police said on Friday night just before midnight officer responded to reports of a shooting on 800 Pershing Street near 10th Street.
When officers arrived they found a pregnant woman, a 5-year-old boy and a 3-year-old boy all suffering from gunshot wounds.
Several Bakersfield Police officers gave the 3-year-old boy CPR, but he was later pronounced dead.
The 5-year-old boy had minor injuries while the woman sustained moderate injuries. Police say she and her unborn baby are expected to survive.
Homicide detectives are continuing their investigation.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Detective Jeff Pagila at 326-3556 or BPD at 327-7111.
Bakersfield police say a shooting in Central Bakersfield left a 3-year-old dead, a 5-year-old and a woman wounded.
It happened just after 11:45 p.m. in the 800 block of Pershing Street, near 10th Street.
BPD says the 5-year-old and woman who were shot are both expected to survive.
There is no suspect information at this time.
BPD will be out on scene investigating for several hours. We will continue to update you as soon as we get more information.
If you have any information on this case, you are asked to call BPD at 327-7111.