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One man is dead after a shooting in Foods Co. parking lot in East Bakersfield

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Posted at 6:30 PM, Jan 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-29 23:25:24-05

BAKERSFIELD, CA. (KERO) — The Bakersfield Police Department said one man is dead following a shooting in East Bakersfield Friday evening.

According to police, just before 5 p.m. officers responded to the parking lot of the Foods Co. near Haley St. & Height St. for an assault.

When officers arrived they found a 21-year-old man with a single gunshot wound to the chest.

The victim was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Homicide detectives responded to the scene and have taken over the investigation.

The identity of the victim will be released by the Kern County Coroner’s Office at later time.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Detective Frank McIntyre at 326-3921 or the Bakersfield Police Department at 327-7111.