UPDATE (Oct. 7, 12:05 p.m.) — The Kern County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man who was killed in a shooting on California Avenue Tuesday night. KCSO identified 26-year-old Ernesto Rodriguez Jr. as the shooting victim.

A postmortem examination will be conducted to confirm the cause and manner of death.


UPDATE: BPD said the man who was seriously wounded after being shot on Tuesday night has died. After he was taken to a local hospital for treatment, he succumbed to his injuries.

The suspect is described as a man wearing dark clothing and a black mask, according to the department. Anyone with information on the shooting is urged to call BPD at 661-327-7111.


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Bakersfield Police Department is investigating a shooting Tuesday night in the 1900 block of California Avenue.

BPD said they responded to a call at 9:24 p.m. and found a man in the driveway of an apartment complex. The man had multiple gunshot wounds and major injuries, according to police. BPD said the man was transported to a hospital.

We will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.