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Gunman kills 5, self in Southern California rampage

A gunman in California has killed five people, including his wife, before turning the gun on himself


By Associated Press

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Latest on a shooting rampage in Bakersfield, California (all times local):

9:40 p.m.

Kern County Sheriff's deputies gather near the scene, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in southeast Bakersfield, Calif., where authorities say a gunman killed multiple people. (Sam Morgen/The Bakersfield Californian via AP)
Kern County Sheriff's deputies gather near the scene, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in southeast Bakersfield, Calif., where authorities say a gunman killed multiple people. (Sam Morgen/The Bakersfield Californian via AP)

Authorities say a gunman killed five people, including his wife, before turning the gun on himself as a Kern County sheriff's deputy closed in Wednesday.

There was no immediate word on what sparked the shootings that took place at a home and a business in Bakersfield, which is some 90 miles (145 kilometers) north of Los Angeles.

Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood says the man first showed up at a trucking business with his wife where he confronted another man shortly before 5:30 p.m.

Youngblood says the husband shot the person at the trucking company, then turned and shot his wife, then chased and shot another man who had shown up.

He said the gunman then went to a home where he shot two people.

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9 p.m.

Authorities say a gunman in California has killed five people, including his wife, before turning the gun on himself as a sheriff's deputy closed in.

Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood says the shootings began shortly before 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and occurred at a business and a home in Bakersfield, about 90 miles north of Los Angeles.

There's no immediate word on how the other victims were related.

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