At least 2 wounded in shooting at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park

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One man arrested in connection to shooting

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Bakersfield police are investigating a shooting Saturday night at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park.

Officers were called to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park and the area of East California Avenue and Baker Street at around 8:45 p.m. for a report of a shooting.

Bakersfield police told 17 News on Sunday, they believe two people were wounded in the shooting at the park. A spokesperson said two people arrived at nearby hospitals and were treated for minor injuries.

Following the shooting, multiple Kern County deputies, Bakersfield and CHP officers were called to Kern Medical at around 9:15 p.m. to gain control over a crowd that gathered there. Based on the timing, Police say gathering crowd was related to the shooting at MLK Park.

One man was arrested in connection to the shooting. He was identified as Clifford Givan by police and was arrested on gang and weapons charges. It was not immediately clear what his role was in the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call Bakersfield police at 661-327-7111 or the Secret Witness Hotline at 661-322-4040.

We will update this story as we learn more information.

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