Gunman Kills his Wife, 4 Others and Himself in CaliforniaMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Sep 13 2018 1:47 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A gunman went on a rampage, killing his wife and four other people before shooting himself to death, California authorities said.
Kern County sheriff's Lt. Mark King said Thursday there were "strong indications" of a domestic violence motive in the Wednesday evening rampage. But he said that was still being verified and did not release further details.
The victims were shot at and near a trucking company and then at a residence in Bakersfield, about 90 miles (145 kilometers) north of Los Angeles.
Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood told reporters the shootings were not random.
"Obviously, there is some type of situation that caused the husband to be extremely upset," he said. "I'm pretty comfortable (saying) there will be a connection between all these players."
The man first showed up at the company with his wife shortly before 5:30 p.m. where he confronted another man.
"The suspect, the husband, shot the person at the trucking company and then turned and shot his wife" and then chased and shot another man who showed up, Youngblood said.
The gunman then went to a home where he shot and killed a man and a woman, the sheriff said.