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Shooting leaves man in critical condition in East Bakersfield

Posted at 5:34 PM, Oct 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-04 20:34:22-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A man is in critical condition following a shooting in East Bakersfield Sunday afternoon.

According to the Bakersfield Police Department, officers responded to a shotspotter activation near the 200 block of Wood Street at about 4:11 p.m.

When officers arrived, they found a man laying on the roadway, with a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

The victim was rushed to a local hospital, where he is listed in critical condition, according to a BPD press release.

BPD describes the suspect as a Hispanic man in his 20's, wearing green pants, but no shirt.

BPD asks anyone with information to call their department at 661-327-7111.