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Wednesday, Jan 30 2013 10:32 AM

Shooting victim identified


A shooting victim who died Tuesday evening has been identified as 21-year-old Deontray Eric Blakley.

The Bakersfield man was shot in the 1400 block of Calcutta Drive at 4:15 p.m. and pronounced dead just after 5 p.m. at Mercy Hospital, according to a coroner's office news release. An autopsy is scheduled for later this week.

Witnesses reported a vehicle pulled up next to Blakley and someone inside opened fire, police said. The shooting may be gang-related.

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