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Men killed in two separate shootings less than 24 hours apart at the same location identified

Posted at 7:38 PM, Jan 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-01 02:04:00-05

UPDATE (Jan. 31, 11:05 p.m.) The Kern County Sheriff's Office has identified the victims of two separate shootings that took place at the same location in less than 24 hours.

One of the victims was Ian Bryson Reed and the other was Albert Leon Laushaul.

Family and friends, however, had identified them to 23ABC already.


UPDATE (Jan. 2, 10 a.m.):

A second man is dead following another shooting at the Gateway Inn on Union Avenue.

Family members have identified him as 21-year-old Ian Reed.

The shooting happened less than 24-hours after another man, identified by family as Albert Laushaul was shot and killed. 

There is no suspect information at this time. 


Bakersfield Police are investigating a homicide in east Bakersfield around 6:20 Friday night.

It happened at a hotel 906 Union Avenue near 9th Street.

Officials said they responded to the area for reports of shots fired and when officers arrived, they found an adult man in his 20s in one of the rooms suffering from at least one gunshot wound. 

That man was pronounced dead at the scene. 

READ MORE: Man shot and killed in East Bakersfield Friday morning.

Officials said around the time of the shooting a candle light vigil was being held for a man who was shot and killed at the same location early Friday morning. 

Family has identified that victim as Albert Laushaul.

Bakersfield Police said they do not know if the two incidents are related. 

Police are still investigating.