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15-year-old girl shot, killed at vacant house party

The Police Department investigates hours after a deadly shooting took place during the overnight hours on Santiago Court in Bakersfield, Calif., Sunday, April 22, 2018. (KBAK/KBFX photo)

A 15-year-old Shafter girl was shot and killed early Sunday morning at a vacant house party in south Bakersfield.

Police said they were alerted to gunfire at the house on Santiago Court around 1:30 a.m. Officers arrived as "numerous" people were running away from the area.

The girl, Candis Breanne Beckemeyer, died at the house. Her name was released Monday morning by the coroner.

Police said they also learned that a man was shot and had been taken by private means to a hospital. That man, whose name was withheld, suffered moderate to major injuries, police said.

Police haven't publicly named any suspects or said what they believe sparked the shooting.

Anyone with information helpful to the investigation is asked to call Detective Bagby at (661) 326-3567.


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NOTE: This story was originally posted Sunday, April 22, and updated Monday morning, April 23.

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