5 arrested in connection to shooting wounded 3 in East Bakersfield

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This story has been edited with updated information.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Five people have been arrested in connection with a shooting that wounded three and left one in critical condition overnight in East Bakersfield.

Deputies arrested Francisco Garcia, 18, Sandra Galindo, 21, Ulyses Zelayandia, 20, Uriel Ramirez, 18, and Eric Farias, 18, in connection with the shooting. Charges include weapons charges, conspiracy, possession of a stolen vehicle and participation in a criminal street gang.

Sheriff’s deputies were sent to the area of Rembrandt Street just north of Edison Highway and west of Oswell Street around 1:15 a.m., according to KCSO. The department received several calls reporting gunshots in the area.

Four people were detained nearby for questioning, at that time deputies one man who had been detained had a gunshot wound to the leg, according to KCSO.

Around the same time, a man and woman who had been shot arrived at Kern Medical, according to the department. The man was treated for non-life-threatening wounds and the woman is in critical condition, but stable.

Deputies counducted a probation search of a residence near the scene and located multiple handguns and an “AK-style rifle,” according to KCSO. The occupants of the residence were arrested for weapon-related charges.

Galindo, Zelayandia and Ramirez are due in court on Tuesday.

Anyone with information related to this case, please call the Kern County Sheriff’s Office at 661-861-3110 or the Secret Witness Hotline at 661-322-4040.

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