Except for the gunman's wife, there was no immediate word on how the victims might have been related. "We are interviewing over 30 witnesses", he continued, adding that the man had used a large calibre handgun.
"What we are trying to do is find out why this started and why so many players (are) involved, and the connection", Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood told a group of reporters.
"There was some type of situation that caused the husband to be extremely upset", Kern County Sheriff said. The confrontation was captured on the deputy's body camera.
"Six people lost their lives in a very short amount of time", Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood said during a Wednesday night news conference. "This is highly unusual", he said.
"This is the new normal", said Youngblood.
Deputies are now interviewing about 30 people who witnessed the string of shootings. "Five victims are deceased, and the suspect is also deceased", he repeated.