Breaking News: Police respond to off-campus incident


photo by Mari Woodmansee

Police secure the scene of an accident on Stockdale Hwy across from CSUB on Sept. 19, 2019 where shots were fired and a person suffered self-inflicted gun shot wounds

Alex Chapa-Kunz, News Editor

  On Sept. 19, 2019, at 5:59 p.m., an incident occurred on Stockdale Hwy across from CSU Bakersfield. The Bakersfield Police Department and University Police responded to the scene and determined that students were not in danger.  

  Initial reports indicated that a vehicle collision had occurred, and multiple gunshots were fired. Investigators determined that the collision and shooting began as a domestic incident at another location. BPD confirmed at least three people are involved in the incident, two traveling in one vehicle who remained on the scene during the initial press release, and a third who was taken to a local hospital with what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  

  Westbound traffic was affected on Stockdale Hwy from Gosford Rd to E. Don Hart Dr while the investigation was ongoing.