UPDATE: Coroner identifies man shot and killed Wednesday at North Chester Avenue market

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UPDATE: (Oct. 15, 9:15 a.m.) — The man fatally shot Wednesday evening has been identified as 53-year-old Wahba Agaiby Wahba, according to the coroner’s office.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) Oct. 14 — Kern County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a shooting that left a man dead at a market Wednesday night in Oildale.

Officials said deputies were flagged down just before 9:15 p.m. while they were on patrol in the 100 block of North Chester Avenue and were told someone had been shot inside the North Chester Market. Paramedics arrived and provided treatment to the man but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two suspects entered the North Chester market, shot the victim and fled within seconds, according to KCSO. They got into a vehicle driven by a third suspect and drove away.

Witnesses told deputies they saw a black Honda Accord leaving the scene headed eastbound on McCord Avenue following the shooting. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Kern County Sheriff’s Office at 661-861-3110.

We will update this story as we learn more information.

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