Mojave.- California authorities are investigating the deaths of four people after a report of a shooting in a small community in the Mojave Desert.

Deputies responding Sunday night found four people “with traumatic assault injuries” in the unincorporated community of Mojave, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office said in a brief news release.

Three of the people died at the scene and one was pronounced dead at an area hospital, the office said.

“Homicide detectives have responded and the investigation is ongoing,” the office said.

No information on identities or other details was immediately released.

Mojave is in the high desert about 113 kilometers north of Los Angeles.

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