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Friday, Nov 30 2012 11:20 AM

Fatal shooting in northwest Bakersfield under investigation

By BREAKING NEWS BLOG

Kern County sheriff's deputies are investigating a fatal shooting that happened near the Lone Oak Lounge in northwest Bakersfield late Thursday.

Sheriff's spokesman Ray Pruitt said deputies received a call at 11:27 p.m. regarding a person screaming and a man down in the 2700 block of Karla Street. Deputies found the man lying in the roadway with a gunshot wound to the head.

The man, 42-year-old Denny Drummond, was taken to Kern Medical Center and pronounced dead at 5:20 a.m., Pruitt said. A gun was found at the scene.

The man had been in the Lone Oak before the shooting, and deputies were reviewing surveillance footage from inside the establishment. Pruitt said an autopsy was scheduled for today.

- The Californian

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