California City police investigate first homicide of 2017

Police investigate a deadly shooting Friday night, July 14, 2017, in California City, Calif. (Photo provided by the California City Police Department)

UPDATE: The Kern County coroner's office on Monday, July 17, identified the person who was shot as Quentin John Jamal Beverly.

The original story is below.


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) -- A 42-year-old man is dead after a shooting Friday night in California City.

The man was found in the 21000 block of Kenniston Street with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Witnesses say they saw a possible suspect leaving the scene in a dark Honda, which was later found and seized as evidence.

Forensic investigators with the Kern County District Attorney's Office and detectives are investigating the case.

The victim's name has yet to be released.

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