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Security guard opens fire during armed robbery in central Bakersfield; hits suspect

Posted: 7:52 PM, Aug 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-31 22:38:24Z
Two victims in Central Bakersfield shooting
Two victims in Central Bakersfield shooting

A shooting at a Metro PCS on Chester Avenue caused two people to be sent to the hospital just before 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 30.

At about 5:57 p.m. two suspects entered a Metro PCS with firearms, according to BPD. At least one suspect pulled out a gun and pointed it at employees and customers in the store. Police say an armed security guard working at the store then pulled out a gun of their own and confronted the robbers. The guard then fired his legally owned gun, hitting the suspect. The other suspect took off from the store. 

Police say a customer inside the store sustained non-life threatening injuries during the incident. The wounded customer and suspect were both transported to the hospital for treatment. There is no word on their current condition. 

There is no information on the other suspect that fled from the store.