Innocent People Killed in Mass Shooting

Innocent People Killed in Mass Shooting

Innocent People Killed in Mass Shooting

When shots rang out at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California, Wednesday, it brought back dark memories of another night of chaos for some.

Long's only other contact with authorities came after a traffic collision and after he alleged he was the victim of a violent encounter in 2015 at another bar in Thousand Oaks, the sheriff said.

Around midday, the body of the slain sheriff's officer was taken by motorcade from the hospital to the coroner's office.

He said the gunman had apparently shot himself.

Dean said, "It's a horrific scene in there".

In that incident, deputies were called to his home, where Dean said Long was acting "irrationally".

"I talked to him last night before he headed out the door", Coffman said, fighting through tears.

Speaking at a news conference today, the sheriff said the suspect had been identified as a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

The gunman entered the California bar dressed in black and armed with a Glock 21.45-caliber handgun, according to the Los Angeles Times. "We haven't found any correlation", the sheriff said. The gun was legally purchased, he added. "We don't know if he reloaded his weapon or not, we're still interviewing witnesses".

Helus and a highway patrol officer exchanged gunfire with Long, he said, and the sergeant was shot "several times".

"It appears he walked up to the scene".

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Investigators believe Long arrived Wednesday night at the bar in a auto, shot a security guard who was standing outside and then stepped inside.

"Losing Ron, we go to the gym together and work out together", Dean said.

Authorities are working to identify the victims and inform their families.

Shocked bystanders are treated at the scene in Thousand Oaks, California.

Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean told reporters early Thursday his colleague died at a hospital. He died a hero.

"I know that, being a religious person, that God is never going to give me anything more than I can handle", he said. "And I hope you're out there and I hope you're okay".

"With over 2,500 square feet of wide open dance floor, Borderline has provided a haven for country line dancing folks of all ages equipped with pool tables", the website says. "My stepdad dove and took cover and yelled at me, 'John, hit the deck! I saw him point to the back at the cash register and he just kept firing".

President Donald Trump was briefed on the shooting and praised law enforcement officers for their response.

In the aftermath of the shooting at a country music bar in Thousand Oaks, California, in which 12 people were killed, survivors are starting to tell their stories of how they escaped through a window with the help of a fast-acting bar patron. "This is a safe place".

"I know he went there with a few of his girlfriends so I am hoping that he's OK". "It's not just something where you get out of there and fend for yourself".

The Sheriff's Office set up a hotline for those who may be affected by the shooting, at 805-465-6650.

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