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1 shot south of Bakersfield near Pumpkin Center

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Posted at 10:21 AM, Jan 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-04 17:47:47-05

Bakersfield Police investigated a shooting in the area of McKee Road and Maria Angelica Street near Pumpkin Center.

At about 6:10 a.m. Monday, officers arrived, but they were unable to confirm an offense and did not locate a victim. About an hour later, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office was called to the 8900 block of Viola St. where they found a male suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to a local area hospital with moderate injuries and was sent into surgery. 

Officers located a crime scene in the 2600 block of Celentano Ct. and other witnesses confirmed that a shooting took place.

A male subject was detained and brought to the Bakersfield Police Department for questioning. A firearm was located and seized. 

This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.