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BPD: Shooting at Fastrip potentially an accidental discharge

Posted at 12:41 PM, Mar 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-15 15:41:07-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A shooting at a Fastrip in Southwest Bakersfield Thursday afternoon that left one woman with non-threatening injuries was potentially an accidental discharge, according to the Bakersfield Police Department.

According to BPD, on Thursday, March 14, BPD officers responded to 3701 Ming Avenue in Southwest Bakersfield for reports of a woman suffering from a gunshot wound. When officers arrived, they found a woman suffering from a single gunshot wound to her back. She was taken to the hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

BPD says the investigation is ongoing. BPD says the investigation appears to be the illegal possession of a firearm and a potential negligent or accidental discharge of a firearm.

BPD says the subject involved in the discharge of the firearm is a juvenile. There are no outstanding suspects.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.