Gunman kills five people before shooting himself in southern California rampage

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Javier Cazarez has been identified as the gunman who killed five people in Bakersfield, California on Wednesday night.

The tragedy began Wednesday afternoon at a trucking business, where the attacker used a handgun to shoot and kill his wife and another man.

The suspect then went to a residence nearby the trucking business and fatally shot two residents, the paper said. When the deputy confronted the gunman, the man turned his gun on himself and pulled the trigger.

"We need to find out where this started...obviously these are not random shootings".

The gunman then went to a home where he shot two people, the sheriff said. A victim happened to be in the area and was chased around the building before being shot, Youngblood said.

The gunman then allegedly carjacked a woman and her child.

The business park in Bakersfield, southern California where police say the shooting rampage took place. The suspect fired shots at this man, who fled. USA Today reports that the vehicle's owner called 911 to describe the attacker and the vehicle, and the suspect was soon spotted by a deputy on Edison Highway.

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

After being carjacked in their auto, the woman and child inside managed to escape.

'Six people lost their lives in a very short amount of time.

Sheriff's deputies say six people are dead, including a gunman, after a string of shootings in Southeast Bakersfield. Authorities were interviewing about 30 witnesses, Youngblood said.

Although he added that "This is the new normal, if you look across the country, these types of shootings".

The fact that the gunman spared the woman and her baby after commandeering her vehicle indicates to investigators that he may have had a reason for shooting the people he did, according to authorities. Investigators are trying to figure out the wider context of the relationships between the gunman and his victims.

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