UPDATE (July 23, 2017 5:10 a.m.): The Kern County Sheriff's Office has launched a homicide investigation.
Officials said around 1:30 a.m. Sunday officers responded to reports of a shooting in the 700 block of Knotts St. between N. Baker Street and N. King Street.
When deputies got on scene they found two men suffering from several gunshot wounds.
The two were taken to Kern Medical where one of them later died.
Officials did not release the status of the other man.
Detectives responded to the scene and initiated a homicide investigation.
The investigation is ongoing, anyone with information is encouraged to contact KCSO at 861-3110 or the Secret Witness line at 322-4040.
The Kern County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that happened around 1:30 Sunday morning.
Officials responded to the area of N. King Street and Knotts street.
When officers arrived they found two victims suffering from gunshot wounds. Initial reports were that one person suffered minor injuries while the other had moderate to major injuries.
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