Gunman kills five people in California, including his wife

Sky News | Published: September 13, 2018


The shooting happened in California, and the attacker shot himself in the chest after being confronted at gunpoint.

The attacker shot himself in the chest after being confronted at gunpoint


A gunman has killed five people, including his wife, in California.

Officials in Bakersfield, which lies about 90 miles north of Los Angeles, says the attacker then turned the gun on himself.

The gunman and his wife had shown up at a trucking business in the town on Wednesday evening, where he confronted another man.

Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood said: “The suspect, the husband, shot the person at the trucking company and then turned and shot his wife.”

The gunman then chased another man from the business and killed him in front of a nearby sports store.

Another two people were shot at a home nearby.

The shooting happened on Wednesday evening in Bakersfield, California


The gunman then carjacked a woman who was with her child, but they both managed to escape unharmed.

As he drove down a highway, the gunman was spotted by a sheriff’s deputy and pulled over.

When he was confronted at gunpoint, he shot himself in the chest.

Mr Youngblood said the entire incident took place over 10 to 15 minutes, adding: “This is the new normal, if you look across the country. Six people lost their lives in a very short period of time.”

It is not known how the victims are related, and the gunman’s identity is yet to be made public.

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