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6 dead after gun rampage, suicide in Southern California: Reports

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Posted on September 13 2018

By Allison Elyse Gualtieri | Washington Examiner September 13th, 2018

Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood talks to the media in southeast Bakersfield, Calif., where authorities say a gunman killed multiple people. (Sam Morgen/The Bakersfield Californian via AP)

A shooting in a home and business in Bakersfield, Calif., has left six dead Wednesday, including the gunman, according to reports. 

One of the victims was the gunman's wife, reported the Associated Press. 

The man and his wife went to a trucking business, where he confronted another man, according to the report.

The suspect shot the person at the trucking company and then his wife, Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood said to local television station KERO-TV. He then shot two people at a home and carjacked a woman and her child. The woman and child escaped and the man then drove to a highway where he was spotted by a sheriff's deputy. The man pulled over, then shot himself when the deputy confronted him. 

There was no immediate word on what sparked the shootings, according to the Associated Press, and no information was available on how the victims other than the man's wife might have been related.

The shooter's identity was not immediately released.

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