Man found beaten in parking lot

DELANO, Calif. - On Saturday at about 11 p.m., Kern County Sheriff's Department deputies from Delano were sent to the 10400 block of Mettler Ave, in the outskirts of Delano, on a report of an unconscious male subject bleeding from the face and head. 

Deputies said they found 53-year-old Gabriel Vega, a Bakersfield resident, unconscious in a parking lot, suffering from injuries to his face and head. 

Deputies said that during their investigation, they discovered that the incident occurred at a birthday party attended by well over 100 people. 

As they continued their investigation, they found a second subject, Jose Herrera Arceo, 33, asleep inside a nearby vacant residence on the property. Arceo was also suffering from apparent minor injuries to his face, deputies said.  

Vega was taken to a Bakersfield area hospital and admitted, in serious condition. 

Arceo was transported to a Delano hospital for treatment.  No suspects have been identified at this time. 

The investigation is on-going.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Delano Substation at (661)721-3800.  Information can also be sent anonymously via text message to TIP411 (847411). Just type the keyword “KCSO” prior to the message.

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