Bakersfield Shooting Spree: 6 Dead, Including Gunman, in Possible 'Domestic Violence Incident'

Bakersfield Shooting Spree: 6 Dead, Including Gunman, in Possible 'Domestic Violence Incident'

The confrontation was captured on the deputy's body camera.

The deputy and his partner then approach Casarez as he lies on the ground.

"Obviously, these are not random shootings", said Youngblood, but could not elaborate on the possible motive of the attacker. Deputies and investigators from other departments are continuing to investigate.

Sheriff's deputies say six people are dead, including a gunman, after a string of shootings in Southeast Bakersfield. He shot and killed his wife outside the trucking business, authorities said.

Kern County officials said the deadly spree became after the man and his wife got into a fight with another man at a trucking business.

Youngblood identified Casarez's former wife as 45-year-old Petra Maribel Bolanos De Casarez.

Youngblood clarified that all those shot by the gunman were adults, but he didn't provide many more details.

Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood indicates the attacker then carjacked a vehicle. The gunman's motive and relationship to all the victims is now unclear.

Police say there are at least 30 witnesses, KRON reported.

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Casarez pulled out a.50-caliber handgun, a large weapon, and shot an employee, then fatally shot his wife, Youngblood said. Another person arrived and the suspect fatally shot him after a short foot chase. Her family paid tribute to her on social media on Thursday.

'People are so cruel and you didn't deserve this!' her cousin Alondra Ortega said.

"It's very unusual to have six people killed in one incident", he continued.

"This is the new normal", said Youngblood.

A gunman in the U.S. killed five people, including his wife, before turning the gun on himself as police closed in.

In the footage, the officer asks him to put down his gun several times before the man appears to shoot himself and drops to the ground. Asked if this was a mass shooting, the sheriff said "absolutely".

Investigators believe that the gunman acted alone.

He indicated there are multiple crime scenes, including one near a gun seller called Bear Mountain Sports.

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