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Bakersfield officers hear gunshots after responding to assault report

Police are on scene after they responded to a report of an assault and then heard gunfire outside the Casa Tequila Bar & Grill on California Avenue in Bakersfield, Calif., early Friday morning, Feb. 2, 2018. (KBAK/KBFX photo)

Officers heard gunfire early Friday from within a large crowd after responding to a report of an assault.

Officers were called around 1:45 a.m. to Casa Tequila Bar & Grill on California Avenue. Police said there was a crowd of about 200 people in the parking lot.

While on scene, officers heard several shots but couldn't locate the source and didn't find any victims.

A gun was recovered at the scene, and a man and woman were arrested for alleged weapons crimes. But, police said this gun doesn't appear to be the one that was fired.

Anyone with information helpful to the investigation is asked to call police at (661) 327-7111.


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