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‘This has to stop’: Californians react to Bakersfield shooting that killed 6

6, including gunman, shot and killed after confrontation at Bakersfield trucking business

The gunman is dead after an incident Kern County Sheriff's Office authorities are calling a mass shooting. The shooting started when the man went with his wife to confront another man at a trucking business in Bakersfield, California on Sept. 12.
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The gunman is dead after an incident Kern County Sheriff's Office authorities are calling a mass shooting. The shooting started when the man went with his wife to confront another man at a trucking business in Bakersfield, California on Sept. 12.

Many Californians are shaken a day after a deadly shooting killed six people in Bakersfield, including the suspected perpetrator and his wife.

The Kern County Sheriff’s Office reportedly called Wednesday’s events a “mass shooting,” which began at 5:30 p.m. when the suspect allegedly shot and killed four men at a trucking business, a sporting goods store and a home. He shot and killed his wife outside the trucking business, authorities said.

The suspect also carjacked a vehicle with a woman and child inside, but they were able to escape, according to media reports Wednesday.

About 30 people witnessed the shootings, authorities said.

Shocked, many Californians took to social media to comment on the tragedy, at least the ninth mass shooting reported in California since 2011 in which four or more people died. Bakersfield residents were especially vocal.

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