Southeast Bakersfield

Teen shot on East 3rd Street

Teen shot on East 3rd Street

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A 17-year-old boy was shot Tuesday afternoon in the 1300 block of East 3rd Street.

Witnesses told police a grey SUV was seen leaving the area at the time of the shooting, which was reported just after 4 p.m.

The teen was shot several times in his upper body. He was taken to Kern Medical Center.

One witness told officers the victim was on a bicycle. The SUV pulled up next to him, and he stopped riding, said police Lt. Jason Townsend.

It appeared there was some exchange of conversation, and then a passenger in the SUV gunned him down, and the SUV drove away.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Bakersfield police at (661) 327-7111.