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Bakersfield traffic stop shooting: 2 suspects killed, 2 officers wounded

Monday, September 16, 2013
Four Points Sheraton, 5101 California Avenue, Bakersfield, Calif.

Four Points Sheraton, 5101 California Avenue, Bakersfield, Calif. (KABC Photo / Google Maps)

Two people were killed and two officers were wounded in a police shooting in Bakersfield early Monday morning.

Bakersfield police officers attempted to make a vehicle stop at the Four Points Sheraton at 5101 California Avenue at about 12:34 a.m.

A shooting ensued shortly afterward, with gunfire exchanged between the vehicle's occupants and several officers, according to the Bakersfield Police Department.

The two occupants of the vehicle were both struck and killed. One officer sustained a moderate, non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his head. Another officer suffered a non-shooting-related injury.

There were no other suspects. The incident was under investigation. Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact Bakersfield Police at (661) 327-7111.

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