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CHP: Person killed in shooting on Hwy. 58

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Posted at 10:50 PM, May 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-06 13:45:13-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — UPDATE (10:43 AM): The California Highway Patrol said the driver of a vehicle was killed in a shooting Thursday night on eastbound Hwy. 58, east of Union Avenue and part of the roadway was closed for about six hours.

CHP said officers received reports of a single vehicle crash shortly after 6:30 p.m. on eastbound Hwy. 58, east of Union Avenue.

Officers found the driver, who was the only person in the vehicle, with a gunshot wound, said CHP.

CHP said the suspect's vehicle is described as a silver or tan compact sedan last seen driving east on Hwy. 58 and exiting on MLK Boulevard. CHP said there is no positive identification of the suspect or suspects.

The person was declared dead at the scene. CHP said all eastbound lanes of Hwy. 58 between Hwy. 99 and MLK Boulevard were closed for about six hours.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call the CHP at 661-396-6600. If you would like to remain anonymous, call 661-396-3666.


According to CHP, eastbound Highway 58 is closed from Highway 99 to Cottonwood Road due to a shooting.

CHP reported that they received a call at 6 p.m. Thursday evening about a crash on the eastbound side of Highway 58 of Union Avenue.

The officers found someone shot in a car when they arrived. The information they have is that the suspect’s car was a silver or tan compact car that exited MLK Boulevard.

Anyone with information is urged to call 661-396-6600. This is an ongoing investigation.