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Shooting at McFarland vehicle not believed to be road rage, according to McFarland Police Department

Posted at 10:17 PM, Jan 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-12 13:52:33-05

UPDATE (Jan. 12, 2017, 10:48 a.m.): McFarland police do not believe this was an act of road rage but more a random act of violence. Thankfully, no one was hit by the oncoming bullets.

There is still no further suspect information, but police believe there may be a possibility that the suspects are gang members.

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McFarland police were called to the corner of Browning Road and E Kern Ave Wednesday night around 8 p.m. after a victim reported his car was shot at.

The victim was driving a Honda CRV northbound on Highway 99 between Whisler Road and Sherwood Avenue when a silver Volkswagen Jetta pulled up beside him and started shooting at his vehicle.

The victim’s vehicle was hit multiple times, but the victim was not hit.

He exited at Sherwood Avenue and tried to follow the suspect vehicle.

There is no further suspect information at this point.

Anyone who may have seen this incident occur or seen the suspect vehicle in the area is asked to contact the McFarland Police Department at 661-792-2121.