Teenager and Woman Hospitalized after Downtown Drive-by Shooting

Teenager and Woman Hospitalized after Downtown Drive-by Shooting

The Bakersfield Police Department is investigating a car-to-car shooting that took place Tuesday afternoon near Mechanics Bank Arena.

The full release can be seen below:

On January 18th, at 12:48 PM, officers of the Bakersfield Police Department responded to the area of Truxtun Avenue at Q Street, regarding a report of a shooting. Upon arrival officers located multiple bullet casings in the roadway. An adult female and juvenile male (15) arrived at an area hospital suffering from gunshot injuries and are in stable condition. The male juvenile had previously incorrectly been identified as being 14 years old.

The preliminary investigation indicates that the victims were shot while in their vehicle, with the suspects occupying and firing from a separate moving vehicle in a car-to-car shooting. The juvenile victim appears to have been targeted by the suspects.

This investigation is in its preliminary stages and at this time there is no public suspect information for release.

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