Man Kills Wife & 4 Others Before Turning Gun on Himself in Bakersfield, California Shooting Spree

Man Kills Wife & 4 Others Before Turning Gun on Himself in Bakersfield, California Shooting Spree

Police say six individuals are useless after a taking pictures spree in Bakersfield, California Wednesday night time (Sep. 12).

In line with experiences, the gunman killed 5 individuals, together with his spouse, earlier than turning the gun on himself.

A motive for the killing spree has not been disclosed, nonetheless, Lt. Mark King of the Kern County Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned “there’s a robust indication” that it was a case of home violence.

The names of the victims and the deceased gunman haven’t been launched.

Simply earlier than 5:30 p.m. PT, the unidentified gunman confirmed up at a trucking enterprise together with his spouse and confronted one other man.

“The suspect, the husband, shot the individual on the trucking firm after which turned and shot his spouse” earlier than chasing and taking pictures one other man who confirmed up, Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood advised KERO-TV.

Dispatchers obtained a number of calls in regards to the taking pictures, which occurred in the 600 block of Manwell Boulevard in Bakersfield, California—an agricultural city about 90 miles north of Los Angeles.

A Kern County sheriff’s deputy stands close to an space the place one of many taking pictures victims lies (proper) in Bakersfield.

The gunman then went to a house the place he shot and killed a person and a lady, Sheriff Youngblood mentioned. 911 Dispatchers obtained calls about that taking pictures, and when police arrived on the house, in the 9400 block of Breckenridge Street, they discovered the person and lady useless. The suspect had fled the scene by the point police arrived.

The gunman then carjacked a lady who was driving her baby. The lady and baby escaped, Youngblood mentioned, and the girl referred to as the police to provide them an outline of her automobile. The suspect was later noticed on the freeway by a sheriff’s deputy.

When the gunman noticed the deputy, he pulled right into a car parking zone, and after the deputy confronted him at gunpoint, the person fatally shot himself in the chest, Sheriff Youngblood mentioned.

About 30 individuals witnessed the shootings and had been interviewed by deputies.

Lt. King mentioned apart from the spouse, he was unaware of the connection between the suspect and the victims.

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