THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) – California Lutheran University has canceled classes following a shooting at a bar where some of the school’s students were attending a country dance night. The Cal Lutheran website says the university community is invited to gather Thursday at the school’s chapel.
The university is a short drive from the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks where authorities say a gunman killed 12 people, including a sheriff’s sergeant, Wednesday night. The gunman was also found dead.
Thousand Oaks, CA (WBAP/KLIF) – Police in Southern California have identified the shooter who opened fire at a Ventura County bar, killing 12 people and himself as 29-year old David Ian Long.
Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean says the gunman who killed 12 people at a Southern California bar used a pistol.
Long was armed with a Glock 21, a .45-caliber handgun designed to hold 10 rounds plus one in the chamber.
But the sheriff says the gun had an extended magazine that is illegal in California. The sheriff says he does not know how many rounds that magazine can hold.
The gunman attacked staff and patrons at Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks late Wednesday.
The bar west of Los Angeles was holding a weekly country music dance night that attracts area college students.
CA bar shooting suspect identified as David Ian Long, according to law enforcement. @ABC
— WFAA (@wfaa) November 8, 2018
Long is being describe ad a military veteran with PTSD.
— KevinNoel (@KevinNoel) November 8, 2018
Along with 11 patrons of the Borderline Bar, a Ventura County Sheriff’s Department sergeant, Ron Helus was also killed.
“He died a hero.”
Community mourns Sgt. Ron Helus, one of 12 people killed in a mass shooting at a bar in Southern California.
— ABC News (@ABC) November 8, 2018
A father of one of the victims tweeted a photo of his first born son who did not make it out of the bar.
“This is my firstborn child. I’m afraid he was the boy who went towards the gunman and not ran away. That’s the kind of boy that he is,” said Jason Coffman who is searching for his 22-year-old son, Cody. https://t.co/gcaxbEQp5z pic.twitter.com/rIPXKBUzFF
— NBCWashington (@nbcwashington) November 8, 2018
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (WBAP/KLIF) – Mass carnage was seen after a shooting at a popular bar in Thousand Oaks, California last night, where a gunman opened fire killing 12 people and himself. The country bar was a favorite hangout among Pepperdine University students. The university tweeted this morning that a number of students were among the victims.
An emergency hotline number has been set up to help locate people who were involved … 805-465-6650
University officials are continuing to monitor developments following last night’s shooting at Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks. Visit Pepperdine’s Emergency Information Page for the latest information: https://t.co/UQAxGoVxZz
— Pepperdine University (@pepperdine) November 8, 2018
This from an eyewitness:
“Everyone pretty much pilled on top of each other.”
— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) November 8, 2018
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) – Survivors of the bar shooting are describing moments of panic and heroism as a gunman turned a dance floor into a killing zone.
Nineteen-year-old Tayler Whitler says she was dancing and her friends were at a table by the door as the gunman opened fire. She says everyone yelled “Get down!” and it was silent for a couple seconds, then she heard “Get up, he’s coming!” and people were trampling on each other to get out.
Nineteen-year-old Erika Sigman found herself hiding with a group of strangers, and they were holding her hands.
She says “there is a lot of bad in this world, but there is also a lot of good and people will help.”
A sheriff says 13 people were killed at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, including a sheriff’s sergeant and the gunman.
VIDEO: A sheriff says 13 people are dead, including a sheriff’s sergeant and the gunman, after a shooting inside a crowded Southern California bar. https://t.co/v6p3mohIKj
— The Associated Press (@AP) November 8, 2018