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Sunday, Sep 23 2012 05:45 PM

One dead in Saturday night shooting

By BREAKING NEWS BLOG

Kern County Sheriff's detectives are investigating a fatal Saturday night shooting.

Trinidad C. Ortiz, 33, was walking in the 2100 block of Monterey Street when he was shot multiple times, according to a Kern County Sheriff's coroner's office news release. At about 8:37 p.m., deputies were called to the address for a report of shots fired, according to a sheriff's department news release.

Deputies found Ortiz in the road suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his back and legs. The Bakersfield man was taken to Kern Medical Center where he died, the coroner's news release said. An autopsy is set for the start of the week.

Witnesses said they saw a dark-colored Honda Civic fleeing east on Monterey Street from the scene of the shooting. Detectives were called to investigate.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the sheriff's department at 861-3110 or contact Secret Witness at 322-4040. Tips can also be sent via text message to TIP411 (847411), type "KCSO" before the message.

-- The Californian

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