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Kern County Sheriff's Office investigating shooting in East Bakersfield that left 1 dead, 1 injured

Kern County Sheriff's Office investigating deadly shooting near Niles St. and Barlow St.
Posted at 12:32 AM, Aug 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-03 03:32:00-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Kern County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that turned deadly Friday night in East Bakersfield.

KCSO said deputies were dispatched to a shooting in the area of Niles St. and Barlow St. around 11:20 p.m. Friday.

When deputies arrived on scene they found two men with gunshot wounds.

Both men were taken to area hospitals, but officials said one of the men was pronounced dead shortly after.

KCSO said the other man had minor to moderate injuries.

As of 12:30 Saturday morning, a portion of Barlow St. and a portion of Niles St. were blocked.

No suspect information has been released at this time.

If you have any information about the shooting you're asked to call KCSO at 861-3110.