Body found in back of home, police calling death suspicious

LAMONT, Calif. - Kern County sheriff's deputies were sent to a home off of Weedpatch Highway in Lamont regarding reports of a dead body found in the back of a home at around noon on Sunday. 

Deputies say they found the body of a Hispanic man with gun shot wounds and he was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The man was identified as 29-year-old Enrique Velasquez, deputies said. Deputies said they don't know any details regarding the cause of the shooting.

Officials say they have questioned neighbors and are in the process of obtaining search warrants. 

Kern County's Sheriff's Department will continue to investigate and 23ABC will keep you updated with the latest details. 

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Kern County Sheriff's Office at (661) 861-3110 or contact Secret Witness at (661) 322-4040


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