BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Kern County sheriff’s homicide detectives are investigating a suspected murder-suicide Sunday morning in south Bakersfield.
Officials said deputies were called to a home in the 300 block of Hughes Lane just after 11:30 a.m. for a report of a shooting and found a woman dead inside the home and a dead man in a vehicle outside the home.
This neighborhood is located north of Valley Plaza Mall and south of Highway 58.
According our records, this is the sixth murder-suicide in Kern County this year.
The neighborhood itself isn’t a stranger to violence. Almost a year ago today, a double homicide happened on the same street in the neighborhood. While just weeks ago, less than a mile away on Hughes St. a man allegedly sexually assaulted a woman over 80 years old.
No other information on the incident was immediately available.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Kern County Sheriff’s Office at 661-861-3110 or the Secret Witness hotline at 661-322-4040.