UPDATE: Woman identified in deadly Aug. 3 northeast Bakersfield shooting

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UPDATE (8/16): The woman has been identified by coroner’s officials as 37-year-old Irma Vazquez of Bakersfield.

UPDATE (8/11): The Kern County Sheriff’s Office is still searching for Jose Duarte, the man suspected of shooting and killing a woman and wounding a teen last week in northeast Bakersfield.

Police say if you see Duarte, do not approach him and call 911.

Anyone with information is urged to call 911 or KCSO at 661-861-3110.


UPDATE (8:20 a.m.): The woman who was wounded in the shooting has died, according to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office.

The department said the shooting is now being investigated as a homicide and that the suspect is 38-year-old Jose Duarte, the woman’s brother. He is described as being Hispanic, 5 feet 5 inches tall, 180 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

He was last seen wearing a black shirt with “Bakersfield” on the front, a blue tank top underneath and tan pants. The suspect is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone who spots the suspect is urged to call 911 or KCSO at 661-861-3110.


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) (8/4) — A woman and a juvenile were wounded in a shooting in northeast Bakersfield on Tuesday night.

The Kern County Sheriff’s Office said at around 10 p.m., deputies were sent to the area of Inyo and Crawford streets after receiving reports of a shooting. When they arrived, deputies found a woman and 15-year-old boy with gunshot wounds.

The victims were taken to a local hospital for treatment of major injuries, according to the department.

There is no suspect information available at this time. Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to call KCSO at 661-361-3110.

This article will be updated once more information is provided.

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