Bakersfield elementary school locked down after shots fired
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) Fairview Elementary School in southeast Bakersfield was placed on lockdown Wednesday afternoon after reports of a shooting in the area.
Shell casings were found in two locations, across from school in an alley off Fairview and behind the school off Malibar, according to Kern County Sheriff's Office spokesman Ray Pruitt. He said the shooting wasn't related to the school.
A girl reported seeing a man climb a fence, but no suspects nor victims were found.
Deputies obtained information from witnesses that two people had possibly shot at each other. One suspect was described as a Hispanic man in his teens, wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and dark pants. The other suspect was described as a Hispanic man wearing a light grey sweatshirt, blue checkered shorts and black shoes. One reportedly drove a white lifted Ford pickup with chrome rims, and the other reportedly drove an older brown vehicle.
Anyone with information on the shooting or the suspects is asked to call the sheriff's office at (661) 861-3110 or the Secret Witness tip line at 322-4040. Anonymous text tips can be sent to TIP411 (847411) with the keyword "KCSO" prior to the message.
Also Wednesday, Lamont Elementary School was placed on lockdown after second-graders reported seeing a man climb a fence on campus with a gun. Pruitt said officers found nothing to substantiate those children's report.