Victim was David Steelman, 31

The victim of a murder in South Taft early Wednesday has been identified by the Kern County Coroner as David Ray Steelman, 31.

The Coroner listed his residence as Wofford Heights but had connections to the Westside.

Steelman was found by Kern County Sheriff's deputies responding to a report of a man down on the 600 block of Crystal at 5:48 a.m. 

The shooting occurred at the same location, according to the Coroner, but the time the shooting occurred is unknown, the Coroner said.

Kern County Sheriff's detectives ask anyone with information about the case to call the Sheriff’s Office at (661)861-3110 or the Secret Witness line at (661)322-4040.