Family of eight survives freeway shooting on Highway 58 overnight

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Posted at 10:55 AM, Sep 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-05 13:57:49-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A family of eight is breathing a sigh of relief this morning after surviving a shooting on eastbound SR-58 early Saturday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

According to CHP, at 5 a.m., officers responded to a call of a freeway shooting on eastbound SR-58, east of Mount Vernon Avenue. The victims in a Chevrolet Tahoe had exited at Oswell Street and called 911.

When officers arrived on scene, there were two bullet holes in the car. The victim vehicle was occupied by a family of eight individuals, according to CHP, none of the community members in the car were injured in the shooting.

The suspect vehicle was described as possibly a green Hyundai sedan, which was last seen exiting SR-58 eastbound then reentering SR-58 westbound from Oswell Street.

There were no description of the suspects.

The Bakersifeld CHP Area is investigating the incident.

Anyone with information regarding this incident can contact the Bakersfield CHP Office at 661-396-6600.