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Coroner identifies man killed in drive-by shooting in Wasco Saturday

Posted at 4:27 PM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 19:29:06-04

WASCO, Calif. — The Kern County Coroner's Office identified the man killed in a drive-by shooting in Wasco Saturday as 20-year-old Santiago Mejia Rodriguez.

According to the Kern County Sheriff's Office, deputies found Rodriguez shot in the area of Gaston Street and 16th Street just after 7:40 p.m. Saturday. Rodrigues was taken to Kern Medical Center by helicopter where he later died from his injuries.

According to KCSO the suspects fired from a vehicle but at this time there is no suspect information or car description.

Anyone with information regarding this shooting may contact KCSO at (661) 861-3110.