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Authorities search rugged California area in ongoing manhunt for man who fired at deputies

This undated composite sketch provided by the Kern County Sheriff's Office shows the suspect involved in the wounding of police officers in the Kelso Valley, Calif., area on Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Authorities on Monday, Aug. 3, searched an area east of Bakersfield, Calif., as part of a six-day manhunt involving the wounding of the deputies. (Kern County Sheriff's Office via AP)

This undated composite sketch provided by the Kern County Sheriff's Office shows the suspect involved in the wounding of police officers in the Kelso Valley, Calif., area on Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Authorities on Monday, Aug. 3, searched an area east of Bakersfield, Calif., as part of a six-day manhunt involving the wounding of the deputies. (Kern County Sheriff's Office via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Authorities are searching a rugged five-square-mile area about 30 miles east of Bakersfield, California, as part of a six-day manhunt for a man sought in a killing, kidnapping and an attack on deputies.

Kern County sheriff's spokesman Ray Pruitt says investigators haven't confirmed the crimes were committed by the same man.

The manhunt started Tuesday when a squatter in a remote cabin was confronted by three young men, including one whose family owned it. The victims were held at gunpoint before escaping that night.

On Thursday, another man was found fatally shot in a cabin 10 miles to the east.

On Saturday, SWAT deputies exchanged fire with someone during their search. One deputy is hospitalized in stable condition, and another sustained minor injuries.