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By Jamie Stewart
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Man wounded in shooting near Shafter


Last updated 10/20/2020 at 8:29pm | View PDF

A 35-year-old Shafter man was seriously wounded after a shooting Saturday morning on the outskirts of town.

Kern County Sheriff’s Office said that deputies were dispatched to the area of Poplar Avenue and Burbank Street after receiving reports of shots fired. When deputies arrived, they found the 35-year-old man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

The man was taken to Kern Medical Center for treatment. The injuries were considered non-life threatening. The department said that the injured man was uncooperative when providing information about the shooting.

According to the Kern County Sheriff’s Department, the reporting party said that they heard shots fired as a vehicle drove by, but at this time, it has not been determined whether it was a drive-by shooting. No suspect information is available at this time. Anyone with information regarding this shooting is encouraged to contact the department at 661-861-3110.


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