At least 12 people, including a sheriff’s deputy, have been killed after a gunman walked into a Southern California bar late Wednesday night and started shooting.
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An unknown number of people were wounded during the attack at the Borderline Bar and Grill in the Los Angeles suburb of Thousand Oaks. The bar was filled with about 100 people at the time of the attack.
I have been fully briefed on the terrible shooting in California. Law Enforcement and First Responders, together with the FBI, are on scene. 13 people, at this time, have been reported dead. Likewise, the shooter is dead, along with the first police officer to enter the bar….
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While the gunman was also killed, Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean told a press conference that it was not immediately clear by whom.
“It’s a horrific scene in there,” Dean said, adding: “There is blood everywhere and the suspect is part of that.”
Sheriff Dean further told media that the suspect has not been identified so far and that the authorities had “no idea” whether he had links to terrorism.
Country music was playing in the bar when people first heard gunshots around midnight. At least 30 shots were fired at the bar. Witnesses saw a man firing several shots from a handgun before tossing smoke bombs into the bar.
The incident came less than two weeks after a gunman with an automatic rifle fatally shot 11 people during sabbath services at a Pittsburgh synagogue.