By Tom Knighton
For all the attention on mass shootings this year, there’s another kind of vile phenomenon we tend to forget about. That’s the spree killing. That’s when someone with a similar mentality to a mass shooter goes on a rampage, only he doesn’t confine his evil to one location.
Such an event happened last night in California which claimed the lives of five people before the killer turned his gun on himself.
Six people, including the gunman, were dead following a shooting spree in Bakersfield, California, on Wednesday that authorities believe was an act of domestic violence, Kern County sheriff’s officials said.
It was not clear why the man went on the rampage, but there may be a connection between the shooter and the victims — all described as adults, Sheriff Donny Youngblood told reporters.
The gunman shot himself as at least one law enforcer approached him, Youngblood said.
Sheriff’s officials said there were multiple crime scenes, including at the trucking business and near a gun seller called Bear Mountain Sports. The area of the shooting spree was in unincorporated Bakersfield, which is patrolled by the sheriff’s department.
Youngblood said detectives believe the gun store is not connected to the spree. A victim happened …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms