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Victim in Wasco shooting identified, KCSO investigating

Posted at 5:51 PM, Jan 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-15 20:35:54-05

WASCO, Calif. — The Kern County Sheriff's Office have identified 27-year-old Ricardo Villegas as the man shot and killed in Wasco on Jan. 3.

On Friday, Jan. 3, deputies responded to reports of a shooting at 12th and Broadway streets in Wasco at around 5 p.m. When they arrived they found Villegas suffering from a gunshot wound to his lower leg, as well as "additional trauma to his body."

Villegas was transported to Kern Medical by helicopter. He died from his injuries on Monday.

Authorities have no suspects in the case and the investigation continues.

Anyone with additional information regarding this investigation is requested to contact the Kern County Sheriff’s Office at (661) 861-3110 or Secret Witness at (661) 322-4040.