Deadly shooting near Ridgeview High School in Southwest Bakersfield


A man was found Sunday morning inside a vehicle in a Southwest Bakersfield neighborhood suffering from at least one gunshot wound, according to the Bakersfield Police Department. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man was found just before 1:20 a.m. near the intersection of Sandstone Way and Mountain Ridge Drive, about one mile southwest of Ridgeview High School.

The man was found inside a vehicle that had crashed into a nearby trailer on the side of the road, police said. It was not immediately apparent if the man had been driving the vehicle himself. Multiple bullet casings were found in the area surrounding the crash, according to police.

The identity of the victim has not yet been released.

Police described a possible suspect vehicle as a newer silver sedan. Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to contact Det. Garrett at 661-326-3504 or BPD at 661-327-7111.

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