A gunman went on a rampage in Kern County, California, killing his wife and four other people before shooting himself to death, authorities said.
Officials provided no immediate details Thursday morning on what prompted the shootings Wednesday evening at a home and a trucking company in Bakersfield, about 90 miles (145 kilometers) north of Los Angeles.
The man first showed up at the company with his wife shortly before 5:30 p.m. where he confronted another man.
``The suspect, the husband, shot the person at the trucking company and then turned and shot his wife'' and then chased and shot another man who showed up, Youngblood said.
The gunman then went to a home where he shot and killed a man and a woman, the sheriff said.
He then 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.
The gunman saw the deputy and pulled into a parking lot. When the deputy confronted him at gunpoint, the man shot himself in the chest, the sheriff said.