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Six dead, including gunman and his wife, in California shooting rampage

September 13, 2018 9:48 AM
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A gunman killed five people in back-to-back shootings in Bakersfield, Calif., on Wednesday evening before turning the gun on himself when he was confronted by a deputy, authorities said.

The violence began about 5:20 p.m. local time, when the man showed up to a trucking business with his wife and confronted another man, Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood told reporters. The husband shot and killed his wife and the man.

When a third man showed up, the gunman chased him to the nearby Bear Mountain Sports shop and fatally shot him. The gunman, who was not identified, then went to a home nearby and shot and killed two more people.

Youngblood said the gunman then carjacked a woman who had a child in her vehicle. Both victims were able to escape as the gunman drove to Edison Highway, where he was spotted by a deputy.

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