From the Daily Mail: :Twelve people have been killed at a country music bar in southern California after a masked gunman wearing all black opened fire on crowds of college kids before taking his own life with a semi-automatic handgun. The shooter, who has not been named, stormed Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks on Wednesday at 11.20pm.”
The shooter reportedly used a semi-auto pistol with extended magazines to first shoot the bar’s bouncer before moving inside and opening fire on a college country night crowd while throwing smoke grenades.
‘He had a black mask, it looked like a bandanna, on the bottom of his face, sunglasses dark hoodie, dark jeans. He was kind of bigger, more burly. Scary,’ the 21-year-old said.
Teylor Whittler, another witness, said the gunman had ‘perfect form’ and ‘looked like he knew what he was doing.’
‘I saw three people get shot by him. As soon as he walked in, he had perfect form. I’m born in a military family and I’ve been around guns my entire life so I know a bit about them.
‘He looked like he knew what he was doing. He had practiced, he had been shooting before,’ she told Fox News.
One of the dead was Ventura County sheriff’s sergeant Ron Helus who responded to the call.
He and another officer from California Highway Patrol arrived at the bar minutes after the first 911 calls came in.
Helus entered the bar to confront the gunman and was shot multiple times. He was taken to the hospital but died of his injuries afterwards.
UPDATE: 12 people are dead after a mass shooting inside a bar in Thousand Oaks #California. One of the victims is a sheriff’s sergeant who went in to help. The suspected gunman is also dead. Dozen others injured. @WTNH pic.twitter.com/MNBZau71Rw
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