A gunman opened fire in a crowded Southern California bar popular with college students, killing 12 people, including a sheriff's deputy, police said yesterday.
Police officers guard the road leading to the Borderline Bar and Grill.
Ian David Long, a Marine Corps. veteran, was later identified as the shooter who killed a dozen people, including a sheriff's sergeant. He's pictured (right) in a photo supplied by the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Long, a former machine gunner who served in Afghanistan, opened fire with a handgun in the attack, then apparently killed himself as scores of police officers closed in. She described him as "the sweetest guy".
Investigators have not established a motive for the shooting, and knew of nothing that connected Long to the shooting site. I hear chairs being thrown out the window, people were trying to get out the window and the gunman went to the, he went behind the cash register.there was probably 12 shots before I got out the front door, ' John said.
A man holds his head in his hands outside the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, following the shooting. "He didn't come home last night", said Schmidt-Orfanos, whose son Telemachus was a 27-year US Navy veteran.More news: Death toll climbs as Northern California wildfire spreads
Coffman then thanked reporters for their work on covering the massacre, describing this as "an absolute heart wrenching time for me and my family" and sending prayers to others affected.
Nicholas Champion told CBS News that he and "probably 50 or 60 others" inside the Borderline Bar & Grill had also attended the Route 91 Harvest festival in October 2017, where a gunman killed 58 people and wounded almost 500 others in the worst mass shooting in US history.
On the same ShadowSpear post, Long had said: "I am graduating with a B.S.in Athletic Training in two months".
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"We haven't found any correlation", the sheriff said. But 13 months later, another mass shooter killed him.
"I literally feared for myself around him", Colell said in an interview.
"Our hearts ache today for the victims of this heinous act and our deepest condolences are with the Thousand Oaks community and those who lost friends and loved ones".
"But I knew it was real so I just pulled him down".
A short time later, just before 10 a.m., he received the news he said would forever change his life. It is annually listed as one of the safest cities in America.
Shootings of any kind are extremely rare in Thousand Oaks, a city of about 130,000 people about 40 miles from Los Angeles, just across the county line.More news: China warns United States to avoid islands it claims in South China Sea