Shooting at California mall leaves 2 injured

Gunfire erupted during a fight between two groups of people near the food court.

Two people were injured in a shooting at a California mall on Monday evening, authorities said.

Gunfire erupted inside the Valley Plaza Mall in the city of Bakersfield that night around 6 p.m. local time. Two groups of people were fighting near the food court when someone pulled out a gun and opened fire, according to a press release from the Bakersfield Police Department.

A 20-year-old and a 15-year-old were both shot. The victims were taken to a local hospital where they were treated for non-life threatening gunshot wounds, police said.

The gunman fled the scene before police arrived and is still at large. He was last seen wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, according to police.

The shooting remains under investigation. Anyone with information on the incident is encouraged to call the Bakersfield Police Department at 661-327-7111.