Bakersfield man wounded in Sunday night shooting

Bakersfield man wounded in Sunday night shooting

A man was wounded in a Bakersfield shooting Sunday night and police say they have a suspect in custody.

The shooting happened at 8:56 p.m. in the 1000 block of Casino Street and when police arrived they found a man suffering “moderate but non-life threatening gunshot wound to his upper body.”

Police said that after an investigation they arrested 54-year-old Sylvestre Portillo, of Bakersfield, on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. That weapon was recovered at the scene and was determined to have been stolen, police said. Portillo was also arrested on suspicion of receiving stolen property.

Anyone with information about the case should call the Bakersfield Police Department at 661-327-7111.

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