UPDATE: Man wounded during shooting at large gathering in Delano

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DELANO, Calif. (KGET) — The Delano Police Department is investigating a shooting that wounded a 20-year-old man during a large public gathering over the weekend. The shooting happened on Saturday, Oct. 17, at outdoor venue El Zarape, on Garzoli Avenue near the Wonderful Halos distribution center.

When officers arrived, they found hundreds of people at the event and one person with a bullet wound to his head, according to Delano police.

Delano police Chief Robert Nevarez said the shooting involved a fight over a girl where one man took out a gun and shot another man. The bullet grazed the man’s head and his wound was not considered life-threatening.

Attendees of the large event were not following COVID-19 public health guidelines. Nevarez said El Zarape did not have the required permits for people to gather. He spoke with the owner and told him that type of large gathering is currently prohibited because of the coronavirus pandemic. Citations will be issued for city code violations and Kern County Public Health will be contacted.

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