BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A woman and a 15-year-old boy are in the hospital after a shooting occurred in Downtown Bakersfield Tuesday afternoon, according to the Bakersfield Police Department.
Around 12:48 p.m. police were dispatched to the area of 17th and Q Streets for reports of a shooting, according to BPD. When officers arrived they located signs of a shooting near Truxtun Avenue and Q Street.
Officers learned the victims arrived at a local hospital just shortly after the shooting, according to BPD. They are expected to live.
The victims were shot while in their vehicle by suspects who drove by and fired into the vehicle, according to BPD. Police believe the teen was targeted by the suspects.
The westbound lanes on Truxtun Avenue from S Street to Q Street were blocked off for investigation. The department is asking drivers to avoid the area if possible.
There is no suspect information for release at this time.
If you have information regarding this incident, call the Bakersfield Police Department at 661-327-7111.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.