BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Sheriff’s Office said one person is dead and two others are wounded following separate stabbings Tuesday afternoon in East Bakersfield.
KCSO said deputies were called to the area of Foothill Road and Morning Drive for multiple reports of a stabbing at around 2:38 p.m.
The sheriff’s office described the person killed as a male juvenile. The two others wounded were described as a male juvenile and an adult male.
KCSO Deputy Matt Alvarez, said when deputies arrived, a crowd of about 300 people were at the scene near one stabbing victim and the male juvenile who died.
Another victim was found at the intersection of Park and Pioneer drives and said the two incidents are related.
A possible weapon used in the stabbing was located at the scene.
One person of interest was detained at the scene, but officials did not say that the person was considered a suspect at this point.
Officials are asking for any people who may have video of the incident to speak with investigators by calling the sheriff’s office at 661-861-3110. You can also remain anonymous by calling the Secret Witness Hotline at 661-322-4040.
The Kern High School District released a statement expressing shock and sadness over Tuesday’s killing.
“Foothill High School and the entire Kern High School District community are shocked and deeply saddened by the senseless violence that took place outside Foothill High School this afternoon. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the student’s family and to staff and students at Foothill. Grief counselors will be available on campus at Foothill tomorrow.”Debbie Thomas – KHSD Chief Communications Officer
This article will be updated once more information becomes available.