Gunman shoots wife, four men dead in California

Crime scene

Crime scene

T&T Trucking, where the initial shooting happened, said in a statement that the company "is in a state of mourning".

In the footage, the officer asks him to put down his gun several times before the man appears to shoot himself and drops to the ground.

Casarez then stops talking to the deputies and turns his body away from them, showing only his back.

"The suspect killed himself", the sheriff said.

The video shows deputies and paramedics working to save Casarez.

Investigators are looking into whether Casarez's ex-wife may have had relationships with Contreras or Valadez, the sheriff said. Deputies and investigators from other departments are continuing to investigate. The gunman found that person outside the shop and shot and killed him, Youngblood said. The sheriff says Casarez did not have a history of violent crime. Except for the gunman's wife, officials provided no details on how the victims might have been related. The suspect was identified Thursday as 54-year-old Javier Casarez, according to KBAK-TV.

Three people were killed there and the shooter, armed with a large calibre handgun, fled. The argument escalated and resulted in him killing her and another man. The story's details remain unclear.




The gunman and his ex-wife had been divorced four months, and she had just filed for a new hearing regarding child support and property values, Youngblood said Thursday.

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.

'If everyone can keep my cousins kids in their prayers I'd really appreciate it! "It was a very short period of time, maybe 10-15 minutes".

This is the new normal, if you look across the country.

The names of the gunman and the five people he's said to have killed weren't immediately available.

A friend of a man killed in a Southern California shooting rampage says he was a good family man and doesn't know why he was targeted. "Policía! There's a insane man with a gun!'"

At a home in Bakersfield, Calif., where two people were shot and killed by a gunman during a shooting rampage which left a total of six people dead on September 12, 2018.

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