Bakersfield, California: Six People Dead in Shooting Spree Including Suspect

Six people are dead after police say a man went on shooting spree in Bakersfield, California.

The sheriff’s office says it started Wednesday night when the suspected shooter went into a trucking business with his wife.

Police say the suspect confronted the business owner before shooting him and turning the gun on his wife.

Both died.

Another person came into the building, the suspect opened fire again before chasing that person around to a different store where the third victim was shot and killed.

Police say the suspect then went to a nearby house, shooting and killing two people inside.

From there investigators believe he stole a car from a woman with a child.

Neither were hurt.

Investigators say this is likely not a random shooting.

Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood said the incident was highly unusual.

“We’ll try to make those connections in the next day or two. Who knew who and if there are any victims that were not part of this and just in the wrong place at the wrong time,” he said.

A sheriff’s deputy eventually confronted the suspect, who then turned the gun on himself.

He died at the scene,

Police say over the next 24 hours, they’ll interview dozens of witnesses while investigating the scenes of the shootings.