BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- (KTLA) -- Six people are dead -- including the suspect -- after a man opened fire at multiple locations in Bakersfield on Wednesday, the local sheriff said.
Officers responded to calls of a shooting at a trucking business just after 5 p.m. local time, Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood said during a news conference late Wednesday.
Authorities say a husband and wife had a confrontation with a man at the business when the husband shot and killed him. The husband then fatally shot his wife, according to Youngblood. Another subject arrived on the scene and after a short foot chase the gunman shot and killed him.
He proceeded to flee the area and went to a nearby residence where he shot and killed two more people.
The gunman then hijacked a vehicle with a woman and child inside, but they were able to escape safely. He then headed to a nearby highway where he saw a deputy and pulled over. As the deputy confronted him, the gunman turned his gun on himself to take his own life.