Shooting at California bar, at least 11 shot

Shooting at California bar, at least 11 shot

Shooting at California bar, at least 11 shot

The gunman was dead inside the bar, Ventura County sheriff's Sgt. Eric Buschow said, but did not say how he died.

Police said the gunman was found dead inside the bar on the outskirts of Los Angeles although it was not immediately clear if he was killed by officers or shot himself. 13 people, at this time, have been reported dead.

Ventura County sheriff's Capt. Garo Kuredjian said hundreds of people were inside the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks at 11:20 p.m., and shots were still being fired when deputies arrived.

Speaking at press conference in the wee hours of Thursday, a sheriff said that around a dozen other people had been injured. "I don't know how I didn't get shot".

Tayler Whitler, 19, said she was inside the bar when a man walked in with his face partly covered by something resembling a ski mask, opened fire on a person working on the door, then began to shoot people at random.

Helus, a 29-year veteran, was one of the first on the scene and was sacked on multiple times.

Witnesses described a scene of panic in the bar when the gunman started firing.

"He gave it his all, and tonight, as I told his wife, he died a hero because he went in to save lives, to save other people", Dean told reporters early Thursday.

Police tell the Los Angeles Times that at least 30 shots were fired at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, which is about 40 miles west of Los Angeles.

It was the latest chapter in America's epidemic of gun violence. It also came less than two weeks after a gunman killed 11 people at a synagogue in Pittsburgh.

Nick Steinwender, student body president at nearby California Lutheran University, rushed to the scene when he heard about a shooting at the bar where he knew friends and fellow students were.

A year ago a country music festival called Route 91 in Las Vegas was the scene of the worst mass shooting in modern United States history. "If they survived that, they will survive this".

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