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August ends with 16 homicides after East Bakersfield shooting kills one man

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Posted at 3:48 AM, Sep 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-01 11:28:56-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — A grim milestone for the month of August. Kern County closed out the month recording 16 homicides after one man died from a shooting in East Bakersfield just before midnight Tuesday.

According to the Kern County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to the 700 block of Hill Street where they found a man was found dead with at least one gunshot wound. Further investigation revealed an adult male suspect fired several shots at the victim, and then, fled in a new four-door silver sedan.

Anyone with information on the suspect or the vehicle, call KCSO at (661) 861-3110.