DELANO, Calif. (KGET) — UPDATE: Delano police say one person is dead and four others are wounded after a shooting Friday night.
Officers were dispatched to multiple locations Friday night in Delano for one related incident, Delano Police Chief Robert Nevarez said.
Delano Police say one victim is in critical condition and three others suffered non-life threatening wounds.
All five victims were gathered at a memorial on County Line Road and Hiett Avenue for a victim of a deadly vehicle collision that occurred in November. It is unknown at this time if that was the motive for the shooting, Nevarez said.
The victims were shot from behind at around 11 p.m. and those who suffered non-life-threatening wounds have been cooperating with police. During the shooting, the victims fled into the neighborhood to escape, Nevarez said.
No weapons have been recovered, but multiple bullet casings were discovered at the scene alerting police of multiple weapons used, Nevarez said.
Emergency crews were called to the area of High Street and 6th Avenue just before 11:30 p.m.
The Kern County Sheriff’s Office said it is assisting Delano police with traffic control, but could not provide any other information.
The identity of the victims have yet to be released.
Delano Police is still investigating the fatal shooting and are currently searching for the suspect vehicle.
Anyone with more information is urged to call Delano PD at 661-721-3377.
The shooting in Delano marks Kern County’s 12th homicide for 2020. Visit our KGET Homicide Tracker for more information.
We will update this story as we learn more information.