Northwest Bakersfield

BPD: 2 people shot during a family disturbance

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) -- Police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead and another wounded at a home in northwest Bakersfield.

Officers were called to the 10000 block of Artist Court for a domestic dispute with shots fired just after 8 Saturday morning.

"Upon arrival, they made contact with a female occupant who advised us her husband and her son were involved in some type of altercation,” said Bakersfield Police Sgt. Frank Gonzales.

Officers reported going inside and finding a man in mid-70s dead and another man in his 30s suffering from gunshot wounds.

The son was taken by ambulance to a local hospital where he is being treated for his injuries, Gonzales said.

The investigation is still in the preliminary stages; there is no word yet if more than one gun was recovered.

The home is owned by the deceased man and his wife. The son is believed to have just recently moved in.

Neighbors say they are shocked by the incident and describe the family as a quiet one, who generally kept to themselves.