BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Bakersfield Police Department said in March, it investigated six different shootings that were believed to be gang-related.
According to BPD, on March 11 just after midnight, officers responded to a shooting on South H. Street, south of Brundage Lane. When they arrived, officers found the victim and pronounced them dead at the scene.
BPD said Andrew Barraza was arrested on March 29 in connection to the shooting.
On March 13, BPD responded to a non-injury shooting in the area of East California Avenue and South Kings Street. The victim said he was shot at while driving his vehicle away from the Central Cali Market. BPD said there is no suspect information at this time and the investigation is ongoing.
On March 14, BPD investigated a shooting in the area of 36th and M streets. The victim was shot multiple times but in stable condition. BPD said the suspect vehicle is a black 2000's Sedan.
BPD said on March 23, two shootings occurred that are both being investigated as gang-related.
The first was around 8 p.m. near Cottonwood and East Pacheco roads. Officers conducted a traffic stop and found an occupant in the vehicle suffered from a gunshot wound and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Officers learned the victim was shot up the road and when they arrived at the shooting location, they located an additional victim, who was subsequently pronounced deceased at the scene. Homicide Detectives are currently investigating the case.
About 15 minutes later, while officers investigated the homicide on Cottonwood road, they heard additional gunshots west of their location. They responded and located a victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was in stable condition at the time of the investigation. Possible suspects are 6 Black males. This investigation is ongoing
On March 29, at 4:23 p.m., officers responded to the area of Taylor Street and Hunter Avenue for a victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was in stable condition at the time of the investigation. The possible suspect vehicle is a dark-colored SUV or full size pick up.
Anyone with information regarding any of these cases is asked to call BPD at (661) 327-7111.