Police in Bakersfield say six people are dead, among them a gunman who went on a shooting rampage on Wednesday night and killed his wife and four others.
He shot and killed a man and then turned his gun on his spouse, killing her, Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood told a news conference.
A man and his wife drove to a trucking business in the city, where the man shot dead two men and his wife.
The deputies learned that the husband had confronted a man and then shot both him and his own wife.More news: Windows 10 Tries to Push Firefox and Chrome Over the Edge
Another person arrived on the scene and opened fire on the gunman. The gunman later killed two men at a residence.
The husband then shot and killed a third victim, a man who confronted him at the scene, before fleeing and driving to a house nearby.
A deputy reportedly pulled the suspect over.
There's no immediate word on how or if the victims were related.More news: Nancy Pelosi has a major impeachment problem
Police said the final report in this case could take a long time, as there are 30 witnesses to this heinous crime-all of which need to be interviewed.
"We need to find out where this started...obviously these are not random shootings". He said the officer who confronted the suspect wore a body camera, but the footage has not been released.
"It happened rather quickly of course", Youngblood said. "Six people lost their lives in a very short period of time", Youngblood said.
The Kern County sheriff said the motive was not immediately clear but that much of his department was working on piecing the shootings together. "This is highly unusual". "Five victims are deceased, and the suspect is also deceased", he repeated.More news: Time almost up: Fierce Hurricane Florence aims at Southeast