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    Darren Anthony Thomas (28) shot and killed while attending Bakersfield funeral; suspects sought

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    BAKERSFIELD, California (KSEE/KGPE) ? One person is dead and suspects are being sought after a shooting at a funeral home in Bakersfield, the Kern County Sheriff?s Office said.

    Calls came in around 11:55 a.m. about an active shooter at Basham Funeral Home on Niles Street.

    When authorities arrived, they found one person down who was pronounced dead at the scene.

    The victim was attending the funeral, Lt. Joel Swanson said.

    Other funeral attendees ran from the scene as shots were being fired.

    Swanson said it?s believed the shooting was gang-related and they they believe witnesses know who the shooters were.

    They?re asking anyone with information to contact the Sheriff?s Office.

    No other information was immediately available.

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    Victim identified in Basham Funeral Home shooting

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    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) ? Update Sept. 21, 2020:

    The Kern County Coroner's Office has identified 28-year-old Darren Anthony Thomas in last week's shooting.

    Thomas was shot by another at the Basham Funeral Home parking lot. He died at the scene.

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    According to the Kern County Sheriff's Office, the shooting took place around 11:55 a.m. at Basham Funeral Home parking lot.

    Deputies responded, along with CHP and BPD, and located one black male victim deceased in the parking lot. Deputies believe a funeral was occurring at the time and the victim was going to attend the funeral.

    A 28-year-old black male has been confirmed dead.

    It appears at least two people fired firearms during this incident.

    At this time, there is no suspect information, and all of the witnesses fled prior to deputies arriving on the scene. This homicide appears to be gang-related, but that is still under investigation.

    If anyone has information on this homicide, they are asked to contact the Kern County Sheriff's Office at 661-861-3110 or Secret Witness at 661-322-4040.

    If anyone has information on this homicide, they are asked to contact the Kern County Sheriff's Office at 661-861-3110 or Secret Witness at 661-322-4040.

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