California man kills wife, four others, self

Published on Thursday, 13 September 2018 21:03
Written by the Associated Press

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 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.

After the shooting at the Garcia home, the gunman carjacked a woman who was driving her child.

The woman and child escaped and the man drove to a highway where a sheriff’s deputy saw him, Youngblood said. He then killed himself.

Posted in The Bristol Press, on Thursday, 13 September 2018 21:03. Updated: Thursday, 13 September 2018 21:06.