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Officials reported more gang-related shootings in Bakersfield in 2019 compared to last few years

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Posted at 6:05 PM, Jan 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-18 21:05:47-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Bakersfield Police Department reported more gang-related shootings in 2019 than in previous 2 years.

According to the Bakersfield Police Department, there were 57 gang-related shootings in 2019 compared to 52 shootings in 2018 and 2017.

In 2019, 12 gang-related shootings were fatal, compared to 13 fatalities in 2018 and 11 in 2017.

The most gang-related shootings in 2019 occurred in November, according to BPD, who reported 11 shootings that month.