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5-year-old shot, killed in drive-by in Bakersfield

7-year-old brother expected to survive
Posted at 9:25 PM, Feb 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-24 02:21:10-05

A child under the age of 10 was killed in a drive-by shooting in central Bakersfield Thursday evening..

The second victim, the brother of the child shot and killed was taken to Kern Medical with a gunshot wound to the leg, according to a family member. Officers confirmed that a 5-year-old died from shooting, his 7-year-old brother is expected to survive.

Bakersfield Police officials said that the drive-by happened at about 7:45 p.m. down the street from the Maya Cinemas.

Police say a black sedan pulled up, opened fire, and then sped off.

One viewer told 23 ABC News that they heard about 7 gun shots while they were in the area.

Officers said that the children were in a car, but the driver of the vehicle was not shot.