The story apparently began with the suspect and his wife going to a trucking business on Maxwell Street just before 5:30 p.m.
One man was shot outside a sports store near a trucking company where the gunman killed two others.
Once at the home, the suspect gunned down two men inside before hijacking a vehicle.
Police then received a call from a woman who said she had been carjacked. He commandeered a vehicle before he killed himself when he was confronted by a sheriff's deputy, Youngblood said.
The identities of the suspect and the victims were not released Wednesday night.
After the woman and child escaped, he pulled over to the side of a road and shot himself in the chest.
Police said the final report in this case could take a long time, as there are 30 witnesses to this heinous crime-all of which need to be interviewed.
- A series of shootings in Bakersfield have left six people dead and the suspect is among those fatalities, deputies say.
The suspect fled toward a neighborhood, Youngblood said, and was headed toward a specific residence.
"Obviously, these are not random shootings", Youngblood told KERO-TV. The deputy who confronted the man was wearing a body camera. "This is highly unusual".
In all, five victims and one suspect are dead.