Woman hospitalized with non-life threatening wound after being shot in the head in East Bakersfield

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A woman was hospitalized with non-life threatening wounds after she was shot in the head late Wednesday night in East Bakersfield, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office said.

Officials said deputies were called to Edison Highway just west of Morning Drive at around 10:50 p.m. where they found the woman in a car with a gunshot wound. KCSO says she was in her vehicle when she was shot by a suspect, who then left the scene in the woman’s vehicle. The vehicle was found a short distance away.

A sheriff’s office spokesperson said some good Samaritans helped the woman as they passed by the scene following the shooting. The woman was found in the good Samaritan’s vehicle, deputies said.

The victim was alert and talking, officials said and was taken to a hospital for treatment. KCSO says she was shot a small caliber weapon. A .22-caliber rifle with a cut-down barrel was found near the shooting scene.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Kern County Sheriff’s Office at 661-861-3110.

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