A 5-year-old boy has been killed and his 7-year-old brother is hospitalized after a drive-by shooting at California Avenue and S Street in downtown Bakersfield.
Police Chief Lyle Martin says it happened at 7:45 Thursday night as the kids rode in their mother’s boyfriend in a car. He later spoke to the family at the hospital, saying these acts of violence and cowardice will not be tolerated.
The man driving the car was unhurt. There are no suspects or motives, and it’s uncertain if the shooting was gang-related.
(Photo courtesy of Matt Boone at Eyewitness News)
Sean Michael Lisle