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BPD investigating fatal shooting in downtown Bakersfield

Posted: 8:30 PM, Feb 18, 2017
Updated: 2017-02-19 18:50:37-05

The Bakersfield Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting in downtown Bakersfield that happened on Saturday night.

A Hispanic male was found suffering from apparent gunshot wounds after officers responded for a report of gunshots near 18th St. and Union Ave. The victim died at the scene.

Police arrested 29-year-old Guillermo Vasquez and 35-year-old Yvette Garcia, both of Bakersfield. Both were booked into the Kern County Jail on charges of murder, conspiracy, participation in a criminal street gang, and related weapons charges.

A possible third suspect is outstanding and wanted for questioning.

The victim has not ben identified, and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at 661-326-3811.