UPDATE: 5 arrested in connection with shooting, attempted carjacking at Superior Grocers

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UPDATE (8/4): Five people, including three teens, have been arrested in connection with Monday’s shooting at Superior Grocers, according to BPD.

The department said 20-year-olds Shawn Cole and Jonathan Hidalgo, two 17-year-old boys and a 17-year-old girl were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy, attempted carjacking, aggravated assault with a firearm, and brandishing a weapon.

BPD said a man was shot in the parking lot of the store during an attempted carjacking by the suspects and suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. The department said when the suspects approached the victim, he attempted to drive away, at which point one of the suspects fired into his vehicle, hitting him.

The suspects then fled the area in a white Nissan Altima, according to the department.

Later on Monday afternoon, the department said it received a report of a person brandishing a firearm. The victim said the driver of a white Nissan Altima was pointing a firearm at her and following her while she was driving her vehicle in the area of Chester Avenue and 4th Street.

The vehicle continued to follow the victim as she was directed to the Bakersfield Police Department while responding units converged, according to BPD.

The responding units located the vehicle and performed a traffic stop at Baker Street and East 19th Street. Two loaded firearms were located in the vehicle, the department said.

After being arrested, BPD said one of the juvenile arrestees repeatedly kicked and struck the vehicle’s interior, causing damage. Additional charges of vandalism are pending.


(8/2): A person has been wounded in a shooting near Superior Grocers in central Bakersfield. 

The Bakersfield Police Department said the shooting happened at around 12:30 p.m. in the 1100 block of Pershing St. A person suffered a gunshot wound and was taken to a local hospital for treatment of minor to moderate injuries. 

There is no suspect information available at this time. This article will be updated once more information becomes available.

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