9-year-old boy struck by gunfire inside East Bakersfield home, police said

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A juvenile was struck by gunfire and suffered “minor” wounds Monday night inside a home in East Bakersfield, according to police.

Police said officers were called to the 1300 block of Niles Street at around 10 p.m. for reports of shots fired.

Police said the shots came from outside the home and struck a 9-year-old boy inside. The boy was taken to Kern Medical and treated for “minor” wounds.

A witness at the scene told 17 News they heard possibly four or five gunshots at around 10 p.m. with police arriving on scene a few minutes later.

Officials said there was information that a fight took place that led up to the shooting.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call Bakersfield police at 327-7111.

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