UPDATE (July 16): The Kern County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim as 32-year-old Jesse Abarca.
UPDATE (June 17): A teen was arrested this week in connection with the shooting.
The Kern County Sheriff’s Office said deputies in Wasco arrested a 17-year-old in connection with the case and booked them into Juvenile Hall. The arrest was part of an operation on Monday and Tuesday that led to five felony arrests involving five different criminal investigations in Wasco.
The victim of the shooting is still in critical condition, according to the department.
WASCO, Calif. (KGET) — A man was seriously injured in a shooting in Wasco this morning in what is expected to become a homicide.
The Kern County Sheriff’s Office said at around 7:45 a.m., deputies were sent to the intersection of Rose Street and Griffith Avenue after getting a report of a shooting in the area. When they arrived, deputies located a man with gunshot wounds in the roadway.
The man was taken to a local hospital, where he is listed in critical condition. KCSO said the victim is not expected to survive and that homicide detectives have been brought onto the case. There is no suspect information at this time.
Anyone with information on the shooting is urged to call KCSO at 661-861-3110.