Two injured in Bakersfield mall shooting, police searching for suspect


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET/KRON) — Bakersfield police say they are searching for a suspect following a shooting Monday night at the Valley Plaza Mall.

Police say two people suffered moderate injuries in the shooting that started as a physical fight between two groups.

Kern County Chief Investigator Lyle Martin said during the fight a man in a hooded sweatshirt took out a firearm and began firing.

Martin said the suspect fled from the mall after the shooting.

The Valley Plaza Mall is largest mall in the San Joaquin Valley.

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