Authorities are investigating two unrelated shootings in Earlimart that hospitalized two men.
Both shootings happened Wednesday, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department said. At about 11:30 p.m., a man suffering from several gunshot wounds drove himself to a family home on the 900 block of East Bent Ranch Street. The man told family members he was shot near a local gas station in the 900 block of South State Road. He was transported to Delano Hospital and then Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield for treatment.
Earlier in the evening, another man underwent surgery at a local hospital after sustaining a gunshot wound in a drive-by shooting. Authorities said the shooting occurred about 6:30 p.m. on the 1800 block of West Sierra Road.
The names of the two men were not released. Both investigations are ongoing.