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Coroner identifies teen killed in Delano shooting last week

Kern County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Patrol Car (FILE)
Posted at 5:06 PM, Apr 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-15 20:08:28-04

DELANO, Calif. — The Kern County Coroner's Office identified the teen killed in a shooting in Delano last week as 16-year-old Abraham Ali Romero.

According to the Kern County Sheriff's Ofiice, deputies from the Delano Substations were called out to reports of a shooting on Anita Avenue around 5:37 p.m. When they arrived they found Romero lying in the driveway of a vacant home with a gunshot wound to his throat. He was taken to Kern Medical where he later died from his injuries.

The coroner ruled Romero's death a homicide.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to call KCSO at (661) 861-3110 or the Secret Witness Line at (661) 322-4040