DELANO, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - A 20-year-old man died Monday night after he was shot at Kalibo Park in Delano.
Police said the shots were fired through a fence from a nearby apartment complex at 22nd and Jasmine streets. The man, later identified by the Kern County coroner's office as Cody Jamal Harris, was struck at least once in the chest.
The gunman reportedly was wearing dark clothing and left the area in a red compact car.
"This was not a drive-by (shooting)," said police Sgt. Pete Lopez.
At first, it was believed Harris was in the park with other people, but now it appears those at the park with Harris when police arrived were Good Samaritans who heard the gunfire and tried to help, said Lopez.
Anyone with information helpful to the investigation is asked to call the Delano Police Department at (661) 721-3356.