Deputies investigate suspicious death near Lamont

The Kern County Sheriff's Department is investigating a suspicious death near Lamont.

BAKERSFIELD, CA- The Kern County Sheriff's Department is investigating a suspicious death near Lamont where a body was found behind a home.

Sheriff's deputies said around 10 a.m. Sunday, they discovered the body of Enrique Velasquez, 29, in the 5600 block of Weedpatch Highway.

Deputies said Velasquez had been shot several times and believe he was in a physical fight.

Deputies said they're in the process of interviewing witnesses to get more information.

If you have any information, call the Kern County Sheriff's Department at 861-3110.

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