California Man Goes On Killing Spree, 6 Dead Across Multiple Scenes

Six people were dead by the end of a man's vicious shooting spree in Bakersfield on Wednesday.

Bakersfield, CA – A gunman’s rampage that started at a trucking company office ultimately left six people dead in East Bakersfield on Wednesday night.

Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood called the incident a “mass shooting” during a press conference, and said “this is the new normal, if you look across the country, these types of shootings.”

Sheriff Youngblood said authorities received a call about a shooting at a trucking business on Manwell Boulevard, near Highway 58 and Weedpatch Highway, at about 5:20 p.m. on Sept. 12, and deputies responded.

Witnesses told police that a man and his wife had entered the trucking company offices, and then the man confronted another man.

Sheriff Youngblood said the first man shot the second man, and then turned the gun on his own wife and fatally shot her.

At that point, another man approached the scene and the gunman fired at him, FOX News reported.

The man ran from the shooter, who chased him out of the office and around the building to the front of Bear Mountain Sports, where the gunman caught up with him and fatally shot him, WLOS reported.

Then the suspect jumped in the car and drove over to a residence on Breckenridge Road where he confronted a man and a woman before he fatally shot them both.

The gunman abandoned his vehicle at that location and went to Fillmore Avenue, where he carjacked a woman with a child, WLOS reported.

The woman and child escaped safely, and the gunman fled for Edison Highway. That’s where he was when he was spotted and stopped by a deputy. He pulled over into a parking lot, the Bakersfield Californian reported.

When the deputy “confronted him with a firearm,” the shooter turned his gun around and shot himself in the chest, Sheriff Youngblood said.

The sheriff said that only 10 to 15 minutes had elapsed between the first shooting at the trucking company and the time when the gunman shot himself.

“Obviously, these are not random shootings," Sheriff Youngblood said.

Investigators were working to piece together the details and find a motive for the gunman’s rampage.

“Where we go from here is trying to find out why this started,” the sheriff told reporters.

By the time of the press conference at 8 p.m., authorities had already talked to 30 witnesses, and had more people yet to interview. Five search warrants had already been served, WLOS reported.

The deputy who confronted the shooter was wearing a bodycam, but Sheriff Youngblood said he hadn’t watched the video yet.

He said that deputies had recovered one firearm thus far in their investigation.

When asked if he could recall any other case like this, Sheriff Youngblood referred to Robert Courtney, but said fewer people had died during that shooting spree.

Courtney, 48, assassinated a 38-year-old Kern County health inspector who had cited a property he owned, and then fatally shot her 39-year-old husband and 64-year-old mother, who was in town visiting, the Bakersfield Californian reported.

Police have not yet released the name of the shooter or of any of the five victims.

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THEDUKE
THEDUKE

LowEST IQ said -"Well it seems the content of a white male character is to shoot people at random when they're having a hard time. With their dwindling population numbers, i expect mass shooting to increase as their desperation climbs"

Quite a dishonest and distorted view by this emotionally troubled writer.A reader may feel the need to defend his own racial group at all costs but sorry, it doesn't change the statistics. To date -78.6% of Chicago shooters and victims are black. Blacks are 12% of the entire overall US population and within this segment BM's ages 12 to 45 make up just 5% of all blacks in the US. This is the primary group demographic responsible for the overall carnage. >>5%. These stats are hugely disproportionate to any other group in the US even if you were to add two random groups combined. Black unemployment is now at its lowest % numbers than at any point in recorded modern history( ..same with Hispanics), female unemployment now is at a 25 yr low..... So the "no available jobs" excuse is quickly evaporating. It is due to a problematic and dysfunctional culture and lack of a stable family unit. Birthrates for unwed black mothers is now at 73%. These are the genesis points as to why. Other problems then stem from these points.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@bronx163 How do the deaths in Chicago compare to the opioid devastation, you old bitch? Isnt it something like 70 white people a day?

Go tell your people to get off the narcotic before complaining about Chicago. Eat a knife, you old bitch.

Truthrulestheday
Truthrulestheday

Im guessing the suspects wife & the first victim were having an affair; he confirmed it & dumped them both. The other killings are ????

bronx163
bronx163

To TCSO7801 shut the fuck up BUILD THE WALL. HI-est comm denom You stay quiet about your people committing genocide in Chicago. 80 people shot in 2 months and approx 15 homicides. Wake up. Before u go racial on shootings libtard.

TCSO7801
TCSO7801

Spend billions on a wall that could and should be spent on mental health programs. Been on a downhill slide since Reagan remove mental health funding many years ago. Congress should grow a set and restore funding and eliminate "pork barrel" projects.

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