The Kern County Sheriff’s Office has determined Wasco man Ricardo Villegas, 27, died from a homicide.

The Sheriff’s Office said in a report, Villegas was shot by another person at 5:07 p.m., Jan. 3, at Broadway Avenue and 12th Street in Wasco. He later died on Jan. 6 at Kern Medical Center.

The coroner determined the cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds with contributing factors of hypertrophic heart disease, obesity and fatty liver.

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