SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) -- A statewide Blue Alert was issued after a shooting near Bakersfield that injured a California Highway Patrol officer Sunday night.
The Central Division CHP announced the alert over Twitter on Monday morning.
Police are after two suspects. One is described as a man in his 20s who was last seen wearing a white cowboy hat with a button-up shirt, officers said.
He may be driving a dark blue Chevrolet or GMC Yukon-type vehicle. A license plate isn't known, but the vehicle is believed to have a model year in the 2000s. The rear cargo window was shot out, and the vehicle has 24-inch rims with low-profile tires, police said.
The CHP says to use caution when approaching this vehicle. The weapon used was a 9-millimeter automatic handgun, police said. The second suspect is also a man in his 20s, but he was last seen wearing a light-colored tank top.
The shooting happened on State Route 178, east of Bakersfield.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Kern County Sheriff's Department at 661-861-3110.