One person was wounded in a shooting on Highway 99 late Monday and the suspect remains at large.

The shooting occurred at about 11:20 p.m. on northbound Highway 99 south of Highway 223, according to the California Highway Patrol. 

The victim and his right front passenger were in the No. 1 lane when they saw a black Honda Civic approaching from behind at a high rate of speed, officers said. As the car drew even, the right front passenger of the Honda pointed a handgun out of the open passenger's side window and fired one round, according to the CHP. 

The victim felt an impact to his middle back and accelerated. He drove himself to Memorial Hospital, where he and the passenger were contacted by officers, according to the CHP. 

The suspect is described as a light-complected male who was wearing a black beanie hat and dark clothing. The vehicle is described as a matte black 1996-97 Honda Civic. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Bakersfield Area CHP at 396-6600.

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