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BAKERSFIELD, California (KGET) – Police in Bakersfield, California are trying to find the person or persons who shot and killed two men inside a medical marijuana collective Wednesday morning.
Police have not said what they believe the motive was and the coroner has not released the names of the victims, but a family at the scene says they know one of the men is related to them and worked at the shop.
Marquise Blackmon says he was her husband, named Devin Daniels.
“He wouldn’t be nowhere else. He always there,” said Blackmon.
Bakersfield police received calls reporting gun shots Wednesday morning. When they arrived minutes later, investigators found found two men, shot to death, inside the shop. Other people they interviewed told police they saw a dark colored sport utility vehicle speeding away.
“They’ve canvassed the area and they are continuing to follow up with their investigation,” said Michaela Beard, Bakersfield Police public information officer.
Police didn’t find any weapons and people in the busy area, continued to crowd around to see what happened.
“You don’t know if it was to rob the store or if the people in there had beef at the time. You know, you don’t really know,” said Stephanie Robert who lives in the area.
But, Daniels’ family says they know they’ve lost a loved one and his daughters lost a father.
“He was the most kindhearted, good, greatest father there could possibly be,” said Luttrell.
“They’re all under five,” said Blackmon. “My oldest is going to be five next month. He ain’t going to be there for their birthday,” realized Blackmon crying.