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The Shafter Police Department received a call at approximately 9:37 a.m. (Thursday morning) regarding a shooting that occurred in the 100 block of W. Lerdo Hwy.

Shafter officers were in the area and also heard the gun shots and located and detained a possible suspect fleeing the area.

Officers located an adult male victim suffering from gunshots wounds.

Medical personnel responded and transported the victim to a local hospital where he received treatment.

This incident is currently under investigation by the Shafter Police Department.

Any member of the community who witnessed this incident and has not been interviewed by a member of the Shafter Police Department or has information regarding the investigation should contact Shafter Police Department Detective Fernandez at (661) 746-8500.