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A man and a woman were arrested Sunday for a shooting in Northwest Bakersfield Saturday night

Posted at 4:47 PM, Aug 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-09 19:51:09-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif.  — Officials arrest a man and a woman Sunday afternoon for a shooting that injured two people in Northwest Bakersfield Saturday evening.

According to the Kern County Sheriff's Office, 20-year-old Winter Hooper and 33-year-old Franklin Wellskluth were arrested at a Motel 6 near Easton Drive and California Avenue, shortly before 1 p.m.

KCSO said the pair allegedly walked up to a vehicle in the Vagabond Inn parking lot Saturday, before Wellskluth opened fire at two people inside the car.

A man inside the vehicle was shot in the leg and a female passenger was struck from glass that shattered.

Hooper and Wellskluth were booked for attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, felony vandalism and conspiracy, KCSO confirms.