The Latest on the Shooting in Thousand Oaks: 12 Dead, 10 Injured at Borderline Bar

Not more than  12 people were killed at Oaks, California about 40 miles north of Los Angeles, late Wednesday. A sheriff’s deputy, and 10 to 12 others were wounded when a gunman entered a crowded bar during a “college country night” event and opened fire in Thousand. The gunman is also dead.

Witnesses said the gunman was armed with a handgun, threw smoke bombs and shot the bouncer and a cashier before opening fire on patrons at Borderline Bar and Grill about 11:20 a.m. local time. Witnesses inside described chaotic scenes, including people throwing bar stools through windows to clear an escape path. One woman said her friend threw her over a wall to get her out of harm’s way. Others hid under pool tables and in bathrooms.

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Not more than  12 people were killed at Oaks, California about 40 miles north of Los Angeles, late Wednesday  on the 7th of November, 2018. A sheriff’s deputy, and 10 to 12 others were wounded when a gunman entered a crowded bar during a “college country night” event and opened fire in Thousand. The gunman is also dead.

Witnesses said the gunman was armed with a handgun, threw smoke bombs and shot the bouncer and a cashier before opening fire on patrons at Borderline Bar and Grill about 11:20 a.m. local time. Witnesses inside described chaotic scenes, including people throwing bar stools through windows to clear an escape path. One woman said her friend threw her over a wall to get her out of harm’s way. Others hid under pool tables and in bathrooms.

During a confrontation with the gunman, Sgt. Ron Helus of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office was fatally wounded. He and a California Highway Patrol officer responded to the shooting within two minutes, Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said early Thursday.

The California Highway Patrol Officer “secured the perimeter” and then rescued Helus “out of the line of the gunfire,” Dean said. Helus later died at a local hospital.

When other officers made entry into the bar about 15 minutes later, they found a bloody scene with 11 victims dead, Dean said. The gunman was also dead from an apparent gunshot wound. Authorities don’t know whether the wound was self-inflicted.

Investigators with the FBI and Ventura County Sheriff’s Office have not identified the shooter or explained the shooter’s motive.

the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office was fatally wounded. He and a California Highway Patrol officer responded to the shooting within two minutes, Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said early Thursday.

The California Highway Patrol Officer “secured the perimeter” and then rescued Helus “out of the line of the gunfire,” Dean said. Helus later died at a local hospital.

When other officers made entry into the bar about 15 minutes later, they found a bloody scene with 11 victims dead, Dean said. The gunman was also dead from an apparent gunshot wound. Authorities don’t know whether the wound was self-inflicted.

Investigators with the FBI and Ventura County Sheriff’s Office have not identified the shooter or explained the shooter’s motive.

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