Gunman shoots five dead, including his wife, during an uproar that started at a trucking company and spread to multiple locations in Bakersfield, California.
Ariel Zilber for Dailymail.com
Police in Bakersfield say six people have been killed, including an armed man who threw himself into a gun battle Wednesday night and killed his wife and four others.
Authorities say the gunman went to a truck company with his wife.
It was there that he and another man in the business entered into an altercation.
The husband pulled out his gun and then shot the man, police said. Then he gave the gun to his wife and shot him.
When another man appeared, the gunman began to chase him. He ran him over and shot him, according to the authorities.
Police in Bakersfield say six people have been killed, including an armed man who threw himself into a gunfight on Wednesday night and killed his five and four others.
The truck company where the shootings started is near Bear Mountain Sports in Bakersfield (see above)
"This is very unusual that there were six people shot dead in one incident," said Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood.
The gunman then made his way to a nearby road and approached two people near a house. He killed them both, said the police.
The man hijacked a car with a woman and a child inside. After the woman and child escaped, he stopped at the side of a road and shot himself in the chest.
"This is very rare that there were six people shot dead in one incident," Donny Youngblood, Sheriff of Kern County, told The Bakersfield Californian.
The sheriff's deputies are interviewing about 30 people who witnessed the shooting.
Investigators believe that the gunman acted alone. So far, they are declining to reveal the identities of the deceased.