UPDATE: Man arrested in connection with May shooting that wounded teen

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UPDATE (6/21): A man has been arrested in connection with last month’s shooting.

The Bakersfield Police Department said on Friday, detectives arrested 20-year-old Ivan Ortiz-Ramirez in the 1200 block of Sidney Drive on suspicion of attempted murder and child endangerment. He was taken into custody without incident, and booked into the Kern County Jail.


UPDATE (5/14): A teen was wounded in the shooting and suffered moderate injuries, according to BPD.

The department said it received a report of a shooting victim in the 2600 block of South Chester Avenue at 11:04 a.m. The department said the 17-year-old was found in a vehicle suffering from a moderate gunshot wound.

The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment, according to BPD. The department said the actual shooting took place in the 2600 block of South Chester and ended around the corner on Sandra Drive. The suspect fired several shots at the teen, who was a passenger in a vehicle.

The suspect vehicle fled in an unknown direction after the shooting. There is no suspect information available at this time.


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Bakersfield Police Department is investigating a shooting on Sandra Drive just west of S. Chester Avenue.

This article will be updated once more information is available.

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