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6 dead in Bakersfield, Calif., mass shooting

13 September 2018, 06:42 | Darnell Patrick

California shootings: Six dead in Bakersfield

Gunman kills five people in a series of shootings in California in US

The newspaper reports that it all started when the suspect went to a trucking business around 5:30 p.m. with his wife to confront another man.

Six people, including the gunman, were dead following a shooting spree in Bakersfield on Wednesday that authorities believe was an act of domestic violence, Kern County sheriff's officials said.

Kern County officials said the deadly spree became after the man and his wife got into a fight with another man at a trucking business.

The suspect then went to another location on Breckenridge Road, where he shot two other people at a residence. Authorities say that a husband and wife had a confrontation with a man at the business when the husband shot and killed him.

Bakersfield is about 90 miles north of Los Angeles.

"The suspect killed himself", the sheriff said.

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Sheriff's deputies say six people are dead, including a gunman, after a string of shootings in Southeast Bakersfield.

The woman whose vehicle was taken, and her child, were unharmed. "It was a very short period of time, maybe 10-15 minutes".

"Obviously, there is some type of situation that caused the husband to be extremely upset", he said.

The man pulled over after a deputy confronted him with a firearm and then shot himself dead. According to AP, except for the gunman's wife, there was no immediate word on how the victims might have been related.

Sheriff's deputies are interviewing some 30 people who witnessed the shootings.

The man's identity was not immediately made public. The body camera video from the officer who confronted the shooter also needs to be examined.



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