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Four killed in mass shooting in California desert community


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Los Angeles: Four people were killed in a mass shooting in a small desert community in U.S. state of California, local media reported Monday morning, citing police.

The shooting happened late Sunday night at a home in Mojave, a community of some 4,000 residents and about 104 kilometers east of Bakersfield, the county seat of Kern County in the southern Central Valley of the state, reported KGET-TV, a television station in Bakersfield.

The victims were men in their 20s or 30s, said the report, citing the Kern County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s Lt. Daniel Perez was quoted as saying that deputies located “four victims suffering from traumatic assault injuries.”

Three of the victims were pronounced deceased on scene, and an additional victim was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased, the report added.

There was no immediate word of an arrest, suspect information or possible motive. Detectives were on scene gathering evidence, and details were unclear Monday morning, according to the report.

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