As reported by the Police”the entire incident occurred in 10 to 15 minutes, and ended after the gunman killed himself”.
No immediate word on what sparked the shootings that took place at a home and a business in Bakersfield, some 145km north of Los Angeles has been identified. The police said that An unidentified gunman shot and killed his wife and four other people in a series of shootings in California before taking his own life.According to police investigations that had occured, the man went with his wife to a trucking company in the city.After which he shot and killed a man and then turned his gun on his spouse, and shot her, Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood reported.
He then proceeded to chase and shoot another man who showed up after which he went to a home where he shot and killed a man and a woman.He then carjacked a woman who was driving with her child. The woman and the child escaped and the man drove to a highway where a sheriff's deputy saw him. The man pulled into a car park and shot himself when the deputy confronted him.The entire incident took place in 10 to 15 minutes, describing the incident as a mass shooting.All accounted for by Youngblood.Hr goes further to state "This is the new normal, if you look across the country. Six people lost their lives in a very short period of time,".
Although the motive is yet to be discovered .Authorities were working to determine the motive of the shootings, as well as the connections between the victims and gunman.
Youngblood states to the press"Obviously, these are not random shootings,". Further more it must be taken into account that authorities have not disclosed the identities of the shooter or victims.However the police recovered a pistol at the scene. Authorities were interviewing about 30 witnesses.
Is this a human rights crisis where gun violence and gun licence or rather freedom to arm, result in the loss of 6 lives in less than 10 minutes?
According to the rights organisation, more than 30,000 people - the majority suicides or homicides - die each year in firearm-related incidents.
Amnesty said in its report, released on Wednesday an average of 106 individuals died a day in 2016 due to gun violence,they blame the US government for not enacting regulations to protect American lives.Who is responsible?The government or is gun violence not their responsibility.
Every individuals life matter and violating their right to live through gun violence is a breach of their human rights.
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