Police: Man Shot Outside The Hookah Lounge

Victim Was Later Found In His Car, Suffering From Gunshot Wounds

On April 8 at 3:49 a.m., Bakersfield Police received reports of shots fired at the Hookah Lounge, which is located at 5482 California Ave.

Upon arrival, officers located several shell casings in the parking lot. Officers also found several businesses and vehicles that had damaged windows from gunshots.

No victims were located at the scene.

Police said shortly after the call was received, officers stopped a car in the 1300 block of Chester Ave.

Inside the car, officers found an adult male, Carl Bermudez, 26, of Bakersfield, suffering from several gunshot wounds.

Officers said they learned he had been shot at the Hookah Lounge on California Ave.

Police said Bermudez was taken to Kern Medical Center for treatment. He is in stable condition.

There is no suspect information at this time. The investigation is continuing.

Anyone with information is asked to call Bakersfield Police at 661-327-7111.

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