Bakersfield shootings: Gunman kills 5, including wife, carjacks woman and child before killing himself

By Kelly Broderick, KERO

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- (KERO) -- Officials with the Kern County Sheriff's Department said that six people are dead including the shooter in a shooting spree Wednesday evening.

At about 5:20 p.m. a man arrived at a trucking business behind Bear Mountain Sports with his wife. Sheriff Donny Youngblood said that he then shot a man at the trucking business before shooting and killing his wife.

The suspect then reportedly chased a person who witnessed the shooting to the front of Bear Mountain Sports where he shot and killed the witness, Youngblood said.

The man then fled the area to Breckenridge Road where he confronted two people at a home and fatally shot them. He left the home and then hijacked a nearby vehicle with a woman and child inside at Fillmore Avenue. The woman and child made it out safely and were able to escape from the vehicle, Youngblood said.

The man then drove to Edison Highway where he was confronted by a deputy. When confronted, he turned the gun on himself and killed himself. In all, five victims and one suspect are dead.

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