Wasco man's shooting death investigated as homicide

WASCO, Calif. - The shooting death of a man late Saturday night is being investigated as a possible homicide, the Kern County Sheriff's Office said.

Deputies found gunshot victim James Pergis Paulo , 29, of Wasco on Mesquite Court just before midnight.

Paulo was rushed to the hospital, where he died less than an hour later from his injuries.

Deputies also found a second man at the scene with minor gunshot wounds. Alejandro Rosiles, 27, was treated at the scene and declined further medical treatment.

It was not immediately clear how or if the two shootings are related.

Homicide detectives responded and took over the investigation. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone having information on this incident is asked to contact the Kern County Sheriff's Office at (661) 861-3110 or contact Secret Witness at (661) 322-4040.

Anonymous "text" tips can be sent to TIP411 (847411). Just type the key word "KCSO" prior to the message.