UPDATE: Coroner identifies teen shot and killed in East Bakersfield

Posted at 9:32 PM, Oct 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-15 12:22:41-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — (UPDATE Oct. 15, 8:51 a.m.) The Kern County Sheriff’s Office identified Luis Castillo Jr. as the 15-year-old killed in a shooting on East 11th Street.

A 15-year-old teen was shot a killed Monday evening in East Bakersfield, according to the Bakersfield Police Department.

BPD said it responded to a ShotSpotter activation in the 700 block of East 11th Street around 6:20 p.m. When officers arrived, they found the teen suffering from major injuries due to gunshot wounds.

Officers began life-saving efforts and the victim was taken to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.

BPD is investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call BPD at (661) 327-7111.

We will keep you updated on the situation as we learn more information.