UPDATE: Victim stable, suspect identified in shooting at South Union Avenue pot shop

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UPDATE (12:04 p.m., Aug. 14): The suspect has been identified by sheriff’s officials as Daniel Ruiz, 35. He’s held on $535,000 bail on charges that include attempted murder. The victim was in stable condition, officials said.


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Sheriff’s deputies say one person is hospitalized and another is in custody following a shooting Thursday afternoon at a pot shop on South Union Avenue.

Deputies were called to the Mars Collective dispensary in the 2500 block of South Union Avenue for a report of a shooting. Deputies found the victim with at least one gunshot wound.

The victim was taken to a hospital, but their condition is not known. One person is in custody and the investigation is ongoing.

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