An armed man killed five people on Wednesday, including his wife in Bakersfield (
California, west of
United States), before committing suicide, said police sources. "We have six people dead, one being the suspect and five other victims," said a Kern County police officer, Mark King, referring to "a possible drama of domestic violence."
According to reports in the local media, the man reportedly appeared with his wife in a transport company, where he allegedly had a fight with another man. After he shot him, he shot his wife down, after which a third man came to see what was going on.
253rd murder of the year
The police received a first warning call at 17:19 local time before they went to the site of the first killings. "When the deputies arrived, they found three victims of a shooting and the suspect had fled," said Mark King, who said the man then killed two others in another part of the town, located about 150 km north of Los. Angeles.
"At 17:54 the vehicle (the suspect) was standing in front of a shop, the defendant saw the returning officer and turned his gun at him," a big gun, "King said, adding that the police questioned more than 30 witnesses. drama There is no identity specified.
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This is 253th mass murder by a firearm registered in the United States, according to statistics. Americans represent only 4% of the world's population, but only they own 40% of the circulating firearms.