Six killed, including gunman, in series of shootings in Bakersfield

Six killed, including gunman, in series of shootings in Bakersfield

Six killed, including gunman, in series of shootings in Bakersfield

A gunman in the United States killed five people, including his wife, before turning the gun on himself as police closed in.

At about 5 p.m., the gunman and his wife became involved in a confrontation with a man at a trucking business.

Investigators said they will also look at body camera footage from the deputy who confronted the shooter.

He then killed another man nearby the company and two people later at a residence.

"It appears that the suspect targeted each of his victims", Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood told a news conference in Bakersfield, where Wednesday's deadly rampage took place.

He then carjacked a woman who was driving her child.

It is as yet unclear how all the victims are connected to Casarez, authorities said.

"Six people lost their lives in a short period of time", Youngblood said.

Police say that the incident began when the shooting suspect and his wife entered the trucking company facilities and confronted another male. He said Cazarez and his estranged wife Petra went to TNT trucking to confront Valdez, an employee there.

"This is highly unusual to have six people shot and dead in one incident", Youngblood said. As he pulled into a parking lot, a deputy spotted him and approached his vehicle with his weapon drawn. There is no information yet if the other four were related to the attacker. "There's a reason for that, and we need to find that reason", the sheriff said.

"This is the new normal", said deputy Donny Youngblood. Officers gave chase and the suspect pulled into a business, got out of the auto and shot himself, King said.

What we do know is the Kern County Sheriff's Office is saying there are five different shooting scenes with no outstanding suspects and more than thirty witnesses.

The mass shooting erupted at a trucking business and five other locations in Bakersfield, California.

KERO-TV, citing information from family members, reported Eliseo Garcia and his daughter, 32-year-old Laura Garcia, were two of the five victims of the Wednesday evening shootings in Bakersfield.

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