15 Year Old High School Student Dies In Violent Gang Shootout, Dozens More Left Dead

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15 Year Old High School Student Dies In Violent Gang Shootout, Dozens More Left Dead

On Tuesday August 13, at 3:42 pm, a gang shootout broke out near the Fox Theater in Bakersfield California. Witnesses say they heard too many gunshots to count. Officials estimate around 140 rounds were fired from various weapons. This tragedy left 16 dead and 24 injured, among the dead, Juan Meza, 15 year old high school student. His body was identified when officials got to the crime scene, he was found with a pound of cocaine on his person. Other bodies were also identified to have smaller amounts of cocaine on them. Witnesses say the incident was caused by a “drug deal gone wrong”. Officials say there are no suspects as of now. Unfortunately this tragedy is now part of a larger list of gun violence incidents in the past few months. We hope to see this situation resolved and we send our condolences to all of the families of the victims involved.


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