Man dead after being found in Taft with gunshot wound

Kern County deputies investigate Wednesday, June 13, 2018, after a man died from some type of trauma in Taft, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX photo/Cesar Espinoza)

TAFT, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) – A man has died after being found Wednesday morning suffering from a gunshot wound in Taft.

The Kern County Sheriff's Office has launched a homicide investigation.

The man was still alive when deputies found him near Olive Avenue and Crystal Street, but lifesaving efforts proved fruitless.

Anyone with information helpful to the investigation is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at (661) 861-3110 or the Secret Witness hotline at 322-4040.

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