Two men killed in Vagabond Inn shooting, suspect arrested

Vagabond Inn, Bakersfield
Vagabond Inn, Bakersfield
Vagabond Inn, Bakersfield
Vagabond Inn, Bakersfield
Posted at 9:02 AM, Jan 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-04 16:45:31-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — Two people were killed Saturday night after a shooting at a South Bakersfield Vagabond Inn, according to the Bakersfield Police Department.

BPD said around 11:05 p.m. Saturday, officers responded to the Vagabond Inn at 6501 Colony Street for a report of a shooting. When they arrived they found two men suffering from gunshot wounds inside of a motel room. Both victims were pronounced dead at the scene.

During the investigation, detectives identified a suspect and arrested Mario Velasquez, 25, of Bakersfield, for two counts of murder.

The investigation is on-going.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Perez at (661) 326-3593 or the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.