Sunday night, four individuals were slain in a shooting in a relatively unpopulated area of California, and authorities are still trying to piece together what happened. At 11:20 p.m. local time on a Sunday, authorities said they received a call about shots fired in remote Mojave.
“When deputies arrived on the scene, they located four victims suffering from traumatic assault injuries,” the press release said. A spokesperson for the Kern County Sheriff’s Office reported that all victims had been shot in the head.
At the site, three people were confirmed deceased: one man, two women, and a third woman who was later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. The Kern County Sheriff’s Office is “rapidly” following up on leads, but they still haven’t identified a suspect or determined what motivated the crime.
The inquiry has been termed as “difficult” by the office’s public relations officer because there were so few witnesses to the shooting. MORE: The mass shooter suspect at large in Texas has been deported four times. Source
“KCSO homicide detectives are pursuing all investigative leads to identify and arrest the suspect(s) responsible for this crime,” a press release noted.
Mojave is a small town in the California desert, located about 50 miles east of Bakersfield. Five people were killed in an “execution style“ shooting on Friday night in Cleveland, Texas. Investigators have yet to locate the shooter in both the Texas and California cases.
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