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Kern County Sheriff's Office arrests five people in East Bakersfield shooting

Three injured in shooting in East Bakersfield
Shooting on Rembrandt Street
Posted at 6:39 AM, Nov 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-05 17:16:18-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — Officials confirm that three people were taken to Kern Medical on Friday morning after a shooting in East Bakersfield.

Bakersfield Police and Kern County Sheriff's Office deputies responded about 1:15 a.m. Friday to a shooting in the 700 block of Rembrandt Street, a block east of Sierra Middle School, in the area of Niles and Oswell streets.

Deputies found numerous people leaving the area and multiple shell casings from at least two different firearms, according to KCSO. KCSO's Office Air Unit (Air1) helped find four people fleeing the area which deputies detained, according to KCSO.

An woman suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and is in critical but stable condition, the other two victims suffered minor injuries, according to officials.

Deputies conducted a probation search of a residence in the area and found numerous handguns and an AK-style rifle, said KCSO. The people in the residence were arrested on suspicion of weapon-related charges.

Francisco Garcia, 18, was arrested on suspicion of being a felon in possession of ammunition, conspiracy and participation in a criminal street gang. Sandra Galindo, 21, was arrested on suspicion of weapons charges, conspiracy and possession of a stolen vehicle. Ulyses Zelayandia, 20, was arrested on suspicion of weapons charges, conspiracy, participation in a criminal street gang and possession of a stolen vehicle. Uriel Ramirez, 18, was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy and participation in a criminal street gang. Eric Farias,18, was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy and participation in a criminal street gang.

KCSO says they're still investigating why the shooting occurred and the identity of the suspects. Anyone with information should call KCSO at 661-861-3110 or Secret Witness at 661-322-4040.