Man dies after wounded by piece of sheet metal

LOST HILLS, Calif. - Kern County Sheriff's deputies responded to the 21000 block of Badger Street in Lost Hills Thursday night after 34 year old Humberto Villafuete-Silva was found by family members suffering from trauma to his upper torso.

Family members reported hearing a loud pop and yelling moments before walking outside and finding the man bleeding profusely from a wound in the upper chest.

Family members dialed 911 and began performing CPR on the victim because he had stopped breathing.

Fire and medical personnel arrived on scene and continued life saving efforts. Paramedics then transported the man to a nearby airstrip in Lost Hills and prepared to fly him to Kern Medical Center.

Villafuete-Silva succumbed to his injuries at the Lost Hill airstrip

Kern County Sheriff's homicide detectives arrived at the scene and began an investigation. During the investigation, detectives discovered evidence and apparatus at the scene that showed the man received the trauma from a piece of sheet metal.


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