Bakersfield experiences violent 24 hours with four separate shootings

Bakersfield Police Department (FILE)
Posted at 5:19 PM, Sep 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-04 20:32:33-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — It's been a violent 24 hours in Bakersfield as four separate shootings have left multiple people injured and one murder suspect arrested.

According to the Bakersfield Police, there have been four shootings in the past 24 hours. In total there have been six shooting victims with five of those suffering minor injuries and one with moderate injuries. Police said it is unknown if any of these are related, and they are still working to figure out if they are.

The most recent incident took place Friday morning just before 10 a.m. in the area of El Alisal Street, near Hughes and White Lane. Bakersfield Police said that the shooting left two people injured, one with minor injuries and another with moderate injuries.

Also Friday morning the BPD responded to the area of Chester Place near 4th and P streets just after 7:30 a.m. Police told 23ABC at least one person was shot. Police said the victim suffered minor injuries. It's not known if any arrests have been made.

And Thursday night officers responded to reports of a shooting from a Shotspotter Activation in the 700 block of Kentucky Street near Baker Street. Responding officers found 40 bullet casings in the parking lot of an illegal marijuana dispensary. Three men associated with the marijuana dispensary sustained minor gunshot wounds.

One of the men who was wounded was identified as the homicide suspect from a murder that occurred on August 29th on Baker Street. Thirty-eight-year-old Todd Cobb was placed under arrest for murder based upon the prior investigation.

A search warrant of the Premier Marijuana Shop, where the shooting happened revealed two illegally possessed firearms.

And finally, at about 7 p.m., Thursday night police responded to reports of a shooting at Eric Way and Vassar Street in Northeast Bakersfield. Police confirmed a shooting did happen but no one was hit or injured.