The Kern County Sheriff’s department is investigating the shooting death of a man that was left at Bakersfield taco shop on March 17.
Deputies said they were initially sent to Tacos La Villa, in the 1500 block of south Union Avenue, with a report of a shooting inside the restaurant. Deputies found the man with serious wounds inside the restaurant, but investigators determined he had been shot at another location before being taken to the taco shop.
The man was taken to a local hospital where he died undergoing surgery for his wounds on March 18.
Homicide detectives have assumed the investigation. The victim’s identity will be released at a later time by the Coroner’s office. An autopsy will be scheduled to determine cause and manner of death.
The investigation is ongoing. If anyone has information on this case they are asked to call the Sheriff’s office at 661-861-3110 or Secret Witness at 661-322-4040.