UPDATE: Man arrested in connection with shooting in parking lot of Whiskey Barrel Saloon

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UPDATE (6/25): A man was arrested on Wednesday in connection with February’s shooting in the parking lot of the Whiskey Barrel Saloon that seriously wounded a man.

The Bakersfield Police Department said at around 8:57 p.m., Paul Evans was arrested in the 200 block of South Owens Street after being stopped in a vehicle after surveillance units observed him leaving a residence.

During his arrest, officers found a loaded stolen firearm in the vehicle, according to BPD.

The department said Evans was booked into the Kern County Jail on suspicion of attempted murder, possession of stolen property, being a felon in possession of a firearm and for other offenses.

(2/21): BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A man was seriously wounded in a shooting in the parking lot of the Whiskey Barrel Saloon early this morning.

The Bakersfield Police Department said at around 1:30 a.m., officers were sent to 2816 Calloway Drive after receiving reports of a victim of a shooting. When they arrived, the officers found a man lying on the ground who had a gunshot wound.

BPD said he had suffered major injuries and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. He is currently listed in critical condition, according to the department.

The suspect is described as a Black man in his mid-30s wearing a dark hooded sweater. BPD said the suspect fled the scene in a white SUV.

Anyone with information on the suspect’s location is encouraged to contact the department at 661-327-7111.

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