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One man dies after a shooting in North Bakersfield Saturday night

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Posted at 9:38 PM, Aug 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-18 23:47:14-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — One man died after suffering major injuries during a shooting at an apartment complex in North Bakersfield Saturday night.

According to the Bakersfield Police Department, officers responded to reports of a shooting near Q and 40th streets at about 8:08 p.m.

When officers arrived, they located a man with gunshot wounds in the parking lot.

He was taken to a local hospital with major injuries, where he later died. On Tuesday, the Kern County Coroner's Office identified the man as 35-year-old Willie Christer Jr.

There is no suspect description at this time. Anyone with information about this incident call the Bakersfield Police Department at 661-327-7111.