KCSO investigating deadly shooting in Wasco, one suspect in custody

WASCO, Calif. - The Kern County Sheriff's Office is investigating a deadly shooting that happened Tuesday night in Wasco and have one person in custody.

Abel Juarez, 36, was arrested on 1st Street in Wasco between Maple Avenue and Poplar Avenue on Wednesday.

Deputies responded to a shooting in the 1900 block of 4th Street around 11 p.m.

When deputies arrived they found 51-year-old Eduardo Salinas Sr. suffering from at least one gunshot wound. Salinas died at the scene. 

The motive behind the shooting is unclear at this time. 

KCSO encourages anyone with information to contact the Sheriff's Office at 661-861-3110 or the Secret Witness line at 661-322-4040.

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