Six people, including the gunman, were dead following a shooting spree in Bakersfield, California, on Wednesday that authorities believe was an act of domestic violence, Kern County sheriff’s officials said.
It was not clear why the man went on the rampage, but there may be a connection between the shooter and the victims — all described as adults, Sheriff Donny Youngblood told reporters.
The gunman shot himself as at least one law enforcer approached him, Youngblood said.
Authorities received their first call about the shooting at 5:19 p.m., said Lt. Mark King of the Kern County Sheriff’s Office. Three people, including the gunman’s wife, are believed to have been fatally shot at a trucking business, he said.
At 5:34 p.m., authorities received reports of a man with a gun and shots fired a few miles away, where two other victims were found dead, King said.