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Sunday, Dec 15 2013 03:51 PM

Bakersfield man shot while driving on Highway 99

By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

A Bakersfield man driving on Highway 99 was shot by occupants of a second car Sunday morning, but was able to exit and call for help from a gas station.

Bakersfield Police said Christopher West, 20, was traveling south on Highway 99 at the Highway 58 interchange when occupants of a 1990s green Ford Mustang with a tan or brown top fired numerous shots.

West's vehicle was struck several times, and West was wounded in a hand. Police said he drove to an Arco/ampm to seek help.

He was transported to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the BPD at 327-7111.

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