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Mayor Karen Goh addresses large local gatherings, urges residents to stay at home

Posted at 6:09 PM, Apr 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-14 21:09:53-04

BAKERSIFELD, Calif. — Mayor Karen Goh is calling on the residents of Bakersfield to adhere to the governor's stay-at-home order just days after a large gathering of over 400 people ended in a shooting.

Over the weekend, the Kern County Sheriff's Office responded to a shooting in East Bakersfield where six people were injured. Through the investigation, KCSO released details saying they believed between 400 to 500 people had gathered for a party before the shooting.

"Large gatherings like the one this weekend are unacceptable and dangerous." said Goh in the message. "Do not host gatherings, do not go to gatherings."

Mayor Goh said if you know of a large public gathering, you should report it to the Kern County Department of Public Health.