BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — A shooting in Central Bakersfield left one person injured and another dead.
Bakersfield Police responded to a report of gunshots near the intersection of Audubon Drive and Elm Street around 11:30 p.m. Friday night.
When they arrived they found a woman with minor gunshot wounds on her hand. She told officers she had been shot by a man at a residence in the 2500 block of Elm Street.
Officers then went to the home but the suspect had already fled, according to police, still in possession of a handgun.
After hearing an additional gunshot, officers were able to find the suspect nearby. He was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound and died at the scene.
The woman with the gunshot wound to her hand was taken to a local hospital and is expected to recover. Police also say no officers fired their weapons during the incident.
The suspect's identity will be released at a later time by the Kern County coroner's office.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to call the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.