Authorities believe domestic violence may have contributed to the shooting deaths of three people in south Bakersfield.
Kern County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 1900 block of South M Street at around 6 p.m. Monday night after reports that someone was shooting a gun inside a home.
The 911 caller told a dispatcher that the gunman was physically attacking a woman inside the home.
Deputies discovered three victims with gunshot wounds later identified as 30-year-old Luis Carlos Jimenez, 36-year-old April Trujillo Salinas and 17-month-old toddler Mercedes Jimenez, who was identified by family as the couple’s child.
Deputies say Salinas and Jimenez were shot and died at the scene, and Luis Carlos died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
-Posted by Jeff Lemucchi