Laura Garcia has been identified as one of the victims in the Bakersfield, California mass shooting. Garcia and her father, Eliseo, were killed at their Breckenridge Road after the still unidentified gunman shot them both.
Around 5:30 p.m. local time on Wednesday, September 12, an unidentified gunman killed five people, including his wife, before killing himself. Garcia and her father were two of the victims.
Following his rampage, the gunman turned his weapon on himself and killed himself before police could apprehend him.
#BREAKING: This is 32-year-old Laura Garcia. She and her father were killed at their family’s home on Breckenridge Road after a gunman killed his wife and two others in southeast Bakersfield.
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Donny Youngblood, a Kern County Sheriff, said that the tragedy began around 5:30 p.m. local time when the suspect went to a truck business with his wife and confronted an unidentified person before shooting and killing the employee and his wife.
According to The Bakersfield Californian, a third unidentified male who arrived at the scene was then also shot and killed by the suspect. Then, he went to a residence near Breckenridge Road and Mesquite Lane where he confronted a man and a woman before shooting and killing them. He then carjacked a vehicle.
After the suspect was seen by a sheriff’s deputy, the suspect reportedly pulled into a nearby parking lot and killed himself.
The husband – the suspect in the shootings – then drove to a residential home on Breckenridge Road, and shot two more people. According to KERO, the two killed at this home were Garcia and her father.
The suspect then went to Fillmore Avenue, where he hijacked a vehicle. A woman and child in the vehicle escaped safely.
The suspect drove down Edison Highway, where a deputy saw the suspect and confronted him. The suspect then shot himself in the chest and died at the scene. The deputy did not fire in the confrontation.
Authorities said the entire shooting took place within 15 minutes.
Who Was Laura Garcia?
Laura and her father Eliseo were two of the five victims in this tragic shooting. The other three victims have yet to be identified.