One of the two men shot to death was stabbed in June attack

The Kern County Coroner has released the identities of the victims of Wednesday night's double homicide and they are both Taft men.

Antonio Olivas, 45, and Jose De Jesus Ramirez, 33, died at the scene of the shooting on the 700 block of B Street about 10:30 p.m., the Coroner said.

The Taft Midway Driller has learned that Olivas was the victim of a stabbing on June 29 in an attack that started at the same location as Wednesday night's shooting.

Kern County Sheriff's detectives are investigating a possible link between the two attacks, the Driller was told.

In the June incident, Olivas was attacked by two men who exited a car and chased him down before stabbing him several times.