Gunman kills 12 in California bar packed with students

Jason Coffman

Thirteen people were killed in a shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, including the shooter and Helus.

A shooter opened fire at a bar in Thousand Oaks on Wednesday night, leaving at least 11 people injured, California authorities said.

Witnesses said that the gunman, who was wearing a black trenchcoat, throw several smoke grenades inside the Borderline Bar and Grill before he started he shooting at around 11:20pm on Wednesday night.

Kuredjian confirmed that a police officer was shot and had been taken to hospital.

Dean said about 15 others had injuries considered non-life-threatening, including cuts that came from jumping out of a window or diving under a table, the sheriff said.

Sheriff Dean said the suspect is still unknown and an investigation is ongoing.

Police cars are seen outside a country music bar and dance hall in Thousand Oaks, west of Los Angeles, after a gunman barged into a large, crowded venue and opened fire late November 7, 2018, killing at least 11 people, USA police said.

On Wednesday night, students gathered for college country night between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m., according to the bar's website.

He said the shooter entered and turned to the door counter and coat check area before eventually working his way to the bar.

Twelve people were killed, including Helus.

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Here's what we know of Long so far.

The sheriff also said there were six off-duty police officers from various agencies at the Borderline at the time of the attack.

Map of California locating shooting at a bar in Thousand Oaks. He was a 29-year veteran of the force looking to retire within the next year.

Ventura County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Eric Buchow told the station there were "multiple fatalities" and the gunman was dead inside.

Thousand Oaks is in Ventura County, about 40 miles from downtown Los Angeles.

Video shot by a survivor shows the moments of terror as a gunman opened fire inside a crowded California bar.

The family of Justin Meek said the 23-year-old died in the shooting, California Lutheran University said Thursday. Whitler said then she heard "Get up, he's coming!" and people trampled on each other to get out. Neighbors told local news channel ABC6 that Long lived with his mother, who had expressed concern over her son's behavior. They went to the house, they talked to him.

When deputies arrived at the scene three minutes after the first 911 call, shots were still being fired, Dean said.

"I tried to get as many people to cover as I could", Knapp said.

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