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A year later, KCSO no closer to solving mass shooting at house party

A year later, officials have yet to name any suspects in the July 2016 mass shooting at a house party on Stephens Drive in Bakersfield, Calif., that left one person dead and 14 injured. (KBAK/KBFX photo)

Authorities are no closer to finding the suspect or suspects from last year's mass shooting at a Bakersfield house party than they were at the time.

Fourteen people were shot and injured outside a crowded party July 16, 2016, on Stephens Drive. A stray bullet killed 21-year-old Miguel Angel Leon Bravo in a nearby apartment.

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Senior Deputy Tommy Robins said the investigation has stalled as a result of lack of information. He told Eyewitness News the silence of witnesses may be motivated by fear.

"People are afraid to come forward," he said. "They are afraid of retribution. They are afraid something might happen to them if they come forward."


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