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Gunman kills himself and three others


A man went on a shooting rampage in California on Wednesday, killing five people including his wife, before taking his own life.
The shooting at multiple locations in Bakersfield in central California was possibly “a domestic violence incident,” said Lieutenant Mark King of the Kern County sheriff’s office.
Police received their first call at 5:19 pm before responding to the first location, a trucking company, where the rampage began.
Three people were killed there and the shooter, armed with a large caliber hand gun, fled.
Sheriff Donny Youngblood told reporters that the suspect first shot a man at the trucking company and then killed his own wife. He chased a person who had witnessed the shooting and killed that person, too.
He then fled and shot a couple at a house.
Police then received a call from a woman who said she had been carjacked, King told AFP.
Officers gave chase and the suspect pulled into a business, got out of the car and shot himself, he said.
King said police were investigating five scenes and interviewing some 30 witnesses to determine what triggered the rampage. The names of the victims have not been released, but they were all from the Bakersfield area, located some 90 miles north of Los Angeles, King said.
“We don’t believe anyone else was involved and the only suspect was accounted for,” he said.

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