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Man arrested after gunshot activates ShotSpotter in Central Bakersfield

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Posted at 7:11 AM, Dec 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-20 10:11:32-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A man was arrested after firing a gunshot in Central Bakersfield early Thursday morning, authorities said.

Bakersfield police responded at 1:36 a.m. to a ShotSpotter activation in the 10 block of N Street. When officers arrived, they located two people in the area and a .22 rifle nearby, police stated.

No shooting victim was located. The investigation revealed that Angel Quair Jr., 19, fired a single round into a nearby canal area, officials said.

Quair was arrested and booked into the Kern County Jail on suspicion of negligent discharge of a firearm.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at 661-327-7111.