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BPD searching for suspect in southeast Bakersfield shooting

Posted at 12:35 PM, May 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-12 15:39:39-04

The Kern County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that left one man wounded in southeast Bakersfield Friday night. 

KCSO Metro Patrol deputies were dispatched to the area of Cottonwood Road and East Pacheco Road for a victim of a shooting just before 11 p.m. 

When they arrived, they located the victim, 30-year-old Anthony Chaver, inside of a car parked east of the intersection. 

Chaver suffered an injury to the back of his neck that was believed to have caused by a gunshot. 

He was transported to a local hospital and is expected to survive his injury. 

Authorities said Chaver was attending a large party in the field east of Cottonwood Road when he was shot. 

A firearm was located at the scene. 

There is no suspect information at this time. The incident is still under investigation.