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Bakersfield Police investigating a shooting that left one man in critical condition

Posted at 6:25 AM, Jan 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-13 12:38:36-05

UPDATE (Jan. 13 -- 8:26 a.m.) Bakersfield Police officers were sent out to Ravenwood Drive at 1:20 a.m. on Saturday for reports of a domestic peace disturbance.

While they were on their way the person reporting the incident told police that a man attempted to break into the home and shots were fired at the man from inside of the home.

Officers located the wounded man outside of the residence and transported him to a nearby hospital.


Bakersfield Police is on scene where a shooting took place overnight that left one man in critical condition.

At approximately 1:30 a.m. on Saturday the department received reports of a shooting on Ravenwood Drive and found a man in the front yard of a home with a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

Initial investigation showed that one of the residents at the home was involved in the shooting. This resident was taken in for questioning but was not arrested.

The victim was taken to a local hospital and is in stable but critical condition. The victim did not live at the home.

Police say it appears to be a domestic dispute but were unsure because the investigation is still ongoing.