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Shooting reported at Veterans Park

The Shafter Police Department is asking the public for information regarding a shooting incident that took place at Veterans Park on Thursday night, Nov. 30, at approximately 9:43p.m.

Officers were dispatched that night to the neighborhood adjacent to the park regarding a report of shots being fired in the area. When officers arrived, no suspects or victims of any shooting were found.

A short time later, the police received information that a 19-year-old man was reported to be shot at the park, 500 West Los Angeles Ave., at about the same time officers had responded earlier to the area.

The victim received a non-life-threatening gunshot wound and received treatment at a nearby medical facility.According to Capt. Randy Milligan, the victim received a wound to his hand.

Witnesses reported that there were two to three suspects involved in the shooting, and they drove away from the area in an unidentified vehicle.

Anyone with information the case is asked to contact the Shafter Police Department at 661-746-8500.


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