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KCSO identifies victim who passed away due to drive-by shooting on Friday

Posted at 4:54 PM, Mar 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-13 11:35:41-04

UPDATE (March 13, 8:35 a.m.) The Kern County Sheriff's Office has identified the man who lost his life as a result of this shooting as 26-year-old Ruben Antonio Garcia.

He passed away from his injuries at Kern Medical.


UPDATE (March 11, 8:45 a.m.)

One suspect has been arrested and booked into Kern County Jail in connection to a drive-by shooting that left one man dead and two others injured.

Anthony Michael Gage, 21, was located at a home on Calcutta Drive and arrested on Sunday. He is facing charges for murder, conspiracy and participation in a street gang.


ORIGINAL: According to Bakersfield Police one of the victims in the shooting has died. The identity of the victims have not yet been released. 

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective S. Shaff of BPD at 661-327-7111. 

Shotspotter helped officers get to the shooting scene where three people were shot in East Bakersfield Friday afternoon.

Officers said the response time was one minute.

At about 4:35 p.m., Bakersfield police officers received reports of a shooting in the 1200 block of East 10th Street.

Neighbors told 23ABC News that the gathering at the home was for a family member who died.

Officers said that two people were listed with moderate injuries, and a third person's condition was not released.