12 killed, gunman dead in mass shooting at California bar

Clay Curtis
November 9, 2018

Thirteen people including a sheriff's deputy and the gunman were killed in a shooting in a crowded bar late Wednesday night, reports CBS Los Angeles.

Ventura County Sheriff's deputies responded to the Borderline Bar and Grill, some 40 miles west of L.A., at about 11:20 p.m.

President Trump tweeted on Thursday morning to say he been briefed on the shooting, describing it as "terrible", and praising the bravery of the police officers involved.

Ventura County sheriff's Captain Garo Kuredjian said hundreds of people were inside the bar and shots were still being fired when deputies arrived.

Wednesday nights at the Borderline Bar & Grill are for country music and line-dancing lessons. Kuredjian said that a SWAT team and officers from the Ventura and Simi Valley police departments had converged on the scene. Hindustan Times delivers the news across all social media platforms, on the web, and at your doorstep.

"The fact that he was the first in the door doesn't surprise me at all, " sheriff's Sgt Eric Buschow said Thursday.

Helus died at about 2 a.m.at Los Robles Hospital in Thousand Oaks. "He's taken many young lives".

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Housley later asked for prayers on social media and said he was "staying positive and wishing there was more I could do". Our thoughts and prayers are with the Housley family during this hard time and hope that Alaina is found safe.

Authorities said the suspect has been shot dead. "He gave his life to save other people".

Nick Steinwender, who is part of the university's student government, said his friends were inside the bar when the shooting started. "Even though there's bad in this world, there's a lot of good people", she said. I heard these big pops.

Dean said the shooting, which happened in a typically peaceful neighborhood, is emblematic of a wider change in the nation: "You know, I've been a cop for 41 years, and I never thought I would see the things around the country that would happen".

The bar is also close to several other universities, including California State University Channel Islands in Camarillo, Pepperdine University in Malibu and Moorpark College in Moorpark.

"I'm just reeling, riding on adrenaline right now", he said. Someone yelled "Get out - he's coming", and she fled as the gunman fired another round of shots.

"I tried to get as many people to cover as I could", Knapp said. I saw him point to the back of the cash register, and he just kept firing.

A neighbour, who would only identify himself by his last name, Mr Hanson, said Long lived with his mother. He spent 29 years on the force, and he was planning on retiring next year. he leaves behind a wife and son.

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