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Shooting victim killed near Zingo's Cafe identified as Ricardo Viera

Posted at 3:49 PM, May 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-09 18:42:19-04

UPDATE (May 9, 2018 3:45 p.m.): The Kern County Coroner's office has identified the victim of Saturday's shooting in a gas station parking lot north of Zingo's Cafe as 56-year-old Ricardo Viera. 

The coroner determined Viera's cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds and manner of death was homicide. 

Police say while investigating the incident, a person claiming responsibility for the shooting contacted BPD. That person was taken into custody, but detectives later obtained information that led to that person's release, pending further investigation.

The incident happened in the parking lot north of the Zingo's Cafe.

The shooting happened on Buck Owens Boulevard in central Bakersfield.