Twelve Dead After Mass Shooting At California Bar's College Student Night

Twelve Dead After Mass Shooting At California Bar's College Student Night

Twelve Dead After Mass Shooting At California Bar's College Student Night

Many who frequent the bar, which was holding its "college country night", had been at the Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las Vegas past year when another gunman opened fire, killing 58 people and wounding hundreds more.

The alleged shooter's motive is unknown at this time, Dean said.

At a press conference, Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said that Helus died as "a hero".

California Lutheran University, located about 8 kilometres from the bar, cancelled classes on Thursday, while Pepperdine University, about 32 kilometres away, planned a prayer service. "It can happen anywhere".

"There were people hiding in restrooms, people hiding in attics", he added.

"We just learned that our niece Alaina was one of the victims of last night's shooting at Borderline bar in Thousand Oaks". He was described as wearing a "black shirt, black hat, and black glasses", and was covered in tattoos.

Witness John Hedge told ABC News he was near the front door of the California bar when the shooting began.

"Many of them were injured as they did so, on the glass, but they survived".

Long used a.45 caliber Glock handgun, which was purchased legally, Dean said. The gun was legally purchased, he added. Eleven people were shot and killed in the incident, and numerous others were wounded.

How did the shooting occur?

Authorities haven't identified what motivated Long to open fire during college night at Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, around 64 kilometres from downtown Los Angeles.

Officials say the suspect, who has not been identified, was found dead inside.

The 29-year veteran of the force had been nearing retirement.

The station said one person was seen - apparently lifeless - on the ground outside the bar's entrance.

Madeleine Carr, the paper's editor, told CNN on Thursday morning that she was also waiting to hear back from some friends who had gone to the bar to attend College Country night. Once safely outside, the uninjured hugged and awaited word about those still inside.

Eventually, he was told to wait at a centre with other parents of unaccounted for children. But Jason also told reporters that his son was not the kind of boy to flee from gunfire.

Kelly said he dragged one woman out a back emergency exit and then, using his belt, T-shirt and Marine training, applied a tourniquet to his friend's bleeding arm.

Authorities say at least 12 people were killed by a gunman at a bar in Southern California on Thursday.

"There's no indication that he targeted the employees".

Mr Dean said his department had several previous contacts with the former Marine including a call to his home in April, when deputies found him acting in an irate and irrational manner.

"They called out our crisis intervention team, our mental health specialists who met with him, talked to him, and cleared him".

President Trump today praised the bravery of police in responding to the shooting.

Police told the Los Angeles Times that at least 30 shots were fired. God bless all of the victims and families of the victims. Law Enforcement and First Responders, together with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, are on scene.

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