This is a news release from the Kern County Sheriff's Office:
The Kern County Sheriff's Office received a report of a shooting in the 100 block of 11th Street, in McFarland on Tuesday night.
When deputies from the McFarland and Delano Substations arrived, they discovered a fourteen year old male had been shot.
The victim and another male teenager, age sixteen, were walking on 11th Street when the shooting occurred. A white Chevy truck occupied by two unknown males drove past the teenagers.
As the vehicle past, one of the occupants fired several shots from a handgun at them. The suspects fled and the fourteen year old suffered a gun shot wound to his leg.
The teenager was hospitalized over night for treatment and his injuries are not life threatening.
It is unknown if the shooting is gang related.