UPDATE: KCSO identifies man killed in Wasco shooting

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UPDATE (1/4/21): The Kern County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man killed in the shooting as 23-year-old Vincente Hinojosa Regalado.


WASCO, Calif. (KGET) (12/26/20) — The Kern County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deadly shooting Saturday afternoon in Wasco.

KCSO officials said deputies were called to a report of shots fired in the 1500 block of Poplar Avenue on Dec. 26 at around 4:40 p.m. and found a man on a sidewalk suffering from apparent gunshot wounds to his upper body. The man was pronounced dead.

Homicide investigators have arrived at the scene.

No details about what led up to the shooting or a description for possible suspects was immediately available.

This is the second deadly shooting in Wasco this week. One person was killed Dec. 23 in the area of 16th and D streets, the sheriff’s office said.

Anyone with information on the killing is urged to call the Kern County Sheriff’s Office at 661-861-3110 or the Secret Witness Hotline at 661-322-4040.

We will update this story as we learn more information.

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