Officials confirmed Highway 58 opened back up at approximately 2 a.m. Friday morning. They still do not have positive identification on any suspects in the shooting.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A portion of Highway 58 remains closed following a shooting that left a person dead Thursday evening.
Emergency crews were called to eastbound lanes of Highway 58 just west of the MLK Jr. Boulevard exit at around 6:30 p.m. for a report of a collision in the center divider. CHP says officers found the driver was shot and was pronounced dead at the scene.
It was not immediately clear what happened leading up to the shooting, but officials said a possibly silver or tan compact vehicle fled from the scene following the shooting, exiting on MLK Jr. Boulevard.
The shooting remains under investigation.
Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call CHP in Bakersfield at 661-396-6600 or anonymously at 661-396-3666.
Eastbound traffic is being diverted off at Union Avenue. It’s not known how long Highway 58 will be closed in the area.
We will update this story as we learn more information.