No suspect has been identified as this time
The man found dead in South Taft early Wednesday died from from a gunshot wound, the Kern County Sheriff said.
The identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification of next of kin by the Coroner's Office.
No suspect or suspects have been identified at this time.
In a news release late Wednesday afternoon, the Sheriff's Office said deputies from the Taft substation were dispatched to the intersection of Crystal Street and Olive Avenue regarding a subject down in the roadway. When they arrived, they located a white male adult subject suffering from a gunshot wound. Ambulance personnel arrived and the subject was later pronounced deceased at the scene. Homicide detectives were called to the scene and assumed the investigation.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Sheriff's Office at (661)861-3110 or the Secret Witness line at (661)322-4040.