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Bakersfield SWAT team attempting to arrest a shooting suspect in Southwest Bakersfield

Posted at 9:35 PM, Nov 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-09 00:41:23-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif.  — The Bakersfield Police Department is attempting to arrest a shooting suspect, who they believe has barricaded himself inside an apartment in Southwest Bakersfield.

According to BPD, the incident started when officers responded to reports of a shooting at about 7:23 p.m. near 4701 Beachwood Street.

When units arrived they found evidence that a shooting took place, but no one was injured.

The man, who police believe is the shooting suspect, fled the scene while officers were present and barricaded himself inside an apartment.

A BPD SWAT is now on scene to assist.

This is a developing story, please check back for updates.