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Officials say a man was fatally shot in Southeast Bakersfield Sunday morning

Posted at 8:34 PM, Dec 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-30 14:00:01-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Officials say a shooting in Southeast Bakersfield Sunday morning left one man dead.

According to the Kern County Sheriff's Office, deputies were responding to a disturbance call near Chattahoochee Lane and Missouri Avenue at 11:49 a.m., when they found the man with multiple gunshot wounds.

A KCSO official said the man was deceased when deputies arrived.

Deputies arrested 49-year-old Jose Velasquez who is suspected of the shooting.

Officials did not release the name of the victim or any other information about the shooting.

We will post updates as information becomes available.