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Man killed in shooting in Southwest Bakersfield

Police LIghts (FILE)
Posted at 12:10 AM, Mar 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-12 16:48:51-04

The Bakersfield Police Department is searching for two suspects that fled the scene of a shooting that left a man dead in Southwest Bakersfield.

Police say they received reports of a shooting in the 4100 block of Whitegate Ave. just before 8:15 p.m. on Wednesday. BPD found a man lying in the roadway and was pronounced dead at the hospital. He was later identified as 21-year-old Joshua Isidro Rocha.

According to police, two black male suspects were seen fleeing the area on foot.

Anyone with information on the incident, call BPD at 661-327-7111.