BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — According to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, a shooting near 6th Place and Cedar Avenue in Wasco left a 16-year-old boy with major injuries.

The sheriff’s office said deputies received a call for shots fired at 4:48 p.m. Upon arrival, deputies found a male wounded at the scene.

He was taken to a local hospital but his status is unknown, according to the sheriff’s office.

Witnesses at the scene told a 17 News photographer the male victim was airlifted, conscious and talking.

The sheriff’s office said the investigation is ongoing.