Shooter targets man standing on sidewalk, victim dies

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A man was shot and killed late Friday night after a group of people approached him on a sidewalk and opened fire.

The shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. in the 1100 block of Inyo Street.

Witnesses told police that the victim was on the east side of the street when a group came up to him and one of the people pulled out a gun and then fired into the man's chest several times.

The victim, 26-year-old Angel DeJesus Avila, was taken to a hospital but later died of his injuries.

Police do not yet have suspect information to share with the public but anyone with information about what happened is asked to call Detective Saso at 326-3535 or the Bakersfield Police Department at 327-7111.