Two men were killed in a shooting that took place early Saturday morning.

The Bakersfield Police Department said officers were sent to the Westfair Lounge located at 2536 Wible Road at around 12:48 a.m. after receiving a report about a possible shooting in the area. Officers found two men who had suffered severe gunshot wounds.

One man, who police said was in his 40s, was found in front of the business and was taken to a local hospital, where he later died from his injuries. Another man, believed to be in his 50s, was found sitting in the driver’s seat of a vehicle slightly north of the lounge and was pronounced dead at the scene.

A suspect was taken into custody for questioning Saturday, but a name wasn’t provided by the department.

Police said a description of the suspect vehicle was given during the initial report. Officers were able to locate the vehicle and perform a traffic stop, after which the driver was taken in for questioning.

Anyone with information about the shooting is encouraged to call the police at 327-7111.

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