14 shot during house party in Bakersfield

FRESNO, Calif. -- Authorities are searching for several suspects after 14 people were shot early Saturday after a party in Bakersfield went awry.

The Kern County Sheriff's Office said 150 people attended a house party on Stephens Drive in South Bakersfield after a social media post was widely spread.

They said some of the partygoers, most between 15 and 18 years old, were uninvited and a disagreement escalated into gunshots being fired.

Authorities said that suspects riding in a car used at least two guns to fire into the crowd and other partygoers returned fire at the car just before 1 a.m.

There were 14 people hit in the crossfire, authorities said.

Two of those shot are in critical condition and at least one person was flown to a Fresno hospital for treatment.

No arrests have been made.

Authorities believe there are partygoers who know the identities of the shooters and are calling for witnesses to come forward.

The suspects were described as men between the ages of 17 to 19.
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