Southwest Bakersfield

Police respond to reports of shooting on Hwy 99

Police respond to reports of shooting on Hwy 99

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — The Bakersfield Police Department responded to reports of a shooting victim inside an Arco convenience store at approximately 10:32 a.m. on Sunday morning. The convenience store is located on the 4000 block of Wible Road.

The victim, 20-year-old Christopher West, was fired at multiple times while driving south on Highway 99 by the occupants of a 1990s green Ford Mustang with a tan or brown top.

West was shot once in the hand and his vehicle was struck multiple times.

West proceeded to drive to the Arco, seeking assistance, where he was later transported to a local hospital with wounds that were deemed life-threatening.

If you have any information regarding this case, you are encouraged to call the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.