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6 Dead Following Mass Shooting in Bakersfield

Six are dead, including the gunman, following a mass shooting in Bakersfield on Sept. 12.

Posted: Sep 13, 2018 8:53 AM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Six are dead, including the gunman, following a mass shooting in Bakersfield on Sept. 12.

The violence started on Wednesday night at a trucking business. Reports say that a man and his wife were arguing. The argument escalated and resulted in him killing her and another man.

A bystander tried to get involved and shoot the gunman, but was shot dead as well.

The gunman also went to a nearby home and killed two more people.

According to police, the gunman then hijacked a car with a woman and child inside to try and make an escape. When deputies closed in on the suspect, he then shot himself.

The killing spree lasted about 15 minutes and police are still investigating the motive behind the violent attacks. 

The names of the suspect and victims have not yet been released.

Stay with KHSL Channel 12 and actionnewsnow.com for the latest updates as they become available.

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