14 people shot outside party in Southern California

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Authorities in Southern California said Saturday that three teens who were kicked out of a large house party returned and fired gunshots randomly into the crowd, injuring 14 people.

The Kern County Sheriff's Office said that the victims were hit in the arms, legs and chest. Two people suffered critical injuries, but were expected to survive.

Investigators were searching for three suspects, aged between 16 and 19 years.

The shooting took place shortly before 1 a.m. local time in Bakersfield, about 90 miles north of Los Angeles.

Kern County Sheriff's spokesman Ray Pruitt told KNX-AM radio that the homeowners allowed their daughter to host the party. She promoted it on social media and about 150 people arrived — many uninvited.

The Bakersfield Californian, citing a neighbor, reported that the girl's father ejected the teens after a fight broke out in the backyard. They returned a short time later, and at least two of them opened fire.

Neighbors told the paper that the shooters walked up and down the street searching for partygoers who had fled. The paper also reported that the homeowner was grazed in the head by a bullet and was released from the hospital.

No arrests have been made and there's no immediate word on a motive for the attack.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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