Gunman kills five people in deadly rampage before shooting himself

The man shot dead his wife and four men in Bakersfield in Southern California. Source Reuters

He shot and killed a man and then turned his gun on his spouse, killing her, Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood told a news conference.

Six people, including the gunman, were dead following a shooting spree in Bakersfield on Wednesday that authorities believe was an act of domestic violence, Kern County sheriff's officials said.

"We have six deceased, one is the suspect and five are victims", said Lieutenant Mark King of the Kern County sheriff's office after the shooting in the city of Bakersfield.

Having already killed three people, the suspect went to a nearby residence, where he confronted two others.

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A deputy eventually confronted the suspect in a parking lot, at which point the gunman shot himself in the chest, Sheriff Youngblood said.

Fifteen minutes later, he hijacked a vehicle with a woman and child inside; he persuaded the mother to give it up, and they were able to escape unharmed.

In all, five victims and one suspect are dead.

He chased another individual into Bear Mountain Sports and killed him before going to home where he shot and killed two others. "This is the new normal", the sheriff said of the mass shooting.

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According to police, a husband and wife had a confrontation with a man at the business when the husband shot and killed him.

"Obviously, these are not random shootings", said Youngblood, but could not elaborate on the possible motive of the attacker.

Authorities are interviewing 30 witnesses and processing multiple crime scenes to piece together what led up to the violence. They made it out safely and were able to escape from the vehicle, Youngblood said.

Police recovered a pistol at the scene, Youngblood said.

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Bakersfield is a community of 375,000 people about 115 miles (185 km) northeast of Los Angeles.

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