One killed, another injured in shooting following car rally

Posted at 10:43 AM, Feb 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-07 14:51:15-05

UPDATE (11:45 AM): A man who had previously been taken to a hospital with a major injury suffered in a shooting Saturday night died on Monday, according to BPD. The Kern County Coroner’s Office will release his identity at a later time.

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing, said BPD.

According to the Bakersfield Police Department, officers were dispatched to the 2300 block of White Lane for a victim of a shooting around 11 p.m. on Saturday.

Officers found a man with a gunshot wound. He was transported to a local area hospital by emergency medical personnel and is listed in critical condition.

A second man arrived at a local area hospital for a minor gunshot wound. He was treated for his injury and later discharged.

According to officials, prior to the shooting, a large crowd gathered in the parking lot of the shopping center for an apparent car rally. A physical fight broke out between several people and witnesses saw a Hispanic man and a Black man fire multiple shots.

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