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2 children, adult shot while riding in car in South Bakersfield

Posted at 4:29 AM, Sep 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-22 13:45:06-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Two children are being treated after they were shot while riding in a car in South Bakersfield early Tuesday morning.

According to Bakersfield Police, the children were in a car that was on Highway 58 and exiting onto the Chester-South H Street off-ramp.

Police say an SUV pulled up on the passenger side of the car and opened fire.

Two children, a 3-year-old and 9-year-old, were hit by bullets. A 5-year-old, who was also in the car, was not hit.

Police say a man in the vehicle was also hit.

All suffered minor to moderate injuries and are expected to survive.

No arrests have been made and police are only saying the suspect vehicle was a dark SUV.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call BPD at (661) 327-7111.

This shooting marks the second drive-by shooting to take place on Highway 58 this month.

On Sept. 2, a family of eight was reportedly shot at on eastbound Hwy. 58, east of Mount Vernon Avenue, around 5 a.m.

The California Highway Patrol said that 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. CHP said no one was injured in this shooting.

Bakersfield CHP is still investigating this incident. Anyone with information can contact the Bakersfield CHP Office at (661) 396-6600.