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  • Breaking news: Man critically injured in altercation outside bar

  • Officers responding to report of fight find victim lying in the street. He is rushed to Mercy Southwest Hospital
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  • A man was critically injured in a fight on the 600 block of Center Street Saturday night.
    Chief of Police Ed Whiting said officers were dispatched to a reported fight outside Buckolies, 621 Center St., just before11 p.m. Saturday.
    When they arrived with found the victim lying in the street.
    Medical aid was summoned and the victim was treated before being transported to Mercy Southwest Hospital in Bakersfield with critical injuries, Whiting said.
    His name was not released.
    There were no suspects in custody, Whiting said just before midnight.
    “It appears there were several people involved in the altercation,” Whiting said.
    It is unknown if a a weapon was used in the fight,
    “We're still investigating that,” Whiting said.
    The entire 600 block of Center Street was cordoned off while police investigated the incident and interviewed witnesses.

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