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Latest on mass shooting at a bar in Southern California

Latest on mass shooting at a bar in Southern California

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a bar in Southern California (all occasions native):

6:20 a.m.

California Lutheran College has canceled courses following a shooting at close by bar the place a number of the school’s college students have been attending a nation music dance night time.

The Cal Lutheran web site says the college group is invited to collect Thursday at the varsity’s chapel.

The college is a brief drive from the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks the place authorities say a gunman killed 12 individuals, together with a sheriff’s sergeant, Wednesday night time. The gunman was additionally discovered lifeless.

Cal Lutheran has greater than three,000 undergraduate college students and greater than 1,300 graduate college students.

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6 a.m.

The Borderline Bar & Grill is about a 10-minute drive from California Lutheran College, the place college students began receiving messages concerning the shooting proper after it began.

Cal Lutheran scholar physique president Nick Steinwender advised KTLA-TV he and his roommate went to the scene to supply rides again to campus and ethical help and there have been already different college students from the college there.

Steinwender says “it just feels like it’s an attack on our community.”

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5:15 a.m.

A regulation enforcement official says authorities have recognized the gunman and the handgun he used to kill 12 individuals at a Southern California bar.

The official informed The Related Press the person was 29 years previous and deployed a smoke system and used a .45-caliber handgun when he opened hearth contained in the Borderline Bar & Grill late Wednesday in Thousand Oaks, north of Los Angeles.

The official declined to offer some other particulars, talking on situation of anonymity for lack of authorization to publicly talk about the investigation.

Authorities and witnesses say the gunman wore darkish clothes and didn’t say something as he fired contained in the bar. Tons of of individuals fled, some breaking home windows and leaping out of second-floor home windows to flee.

— Related Press Author Michael Balsamo in Washington.

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5:05 a.m.

Video accessed by The Related Press exhibits gripping pictures at the scene of a mass shooting at a California bar.

A number of rounds of gunfire might be heard as a terrified witness runs out of the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks.

Police automobiles are seen arriving and an armed officer takes up place outdoors the bar. Three males rush out carrying a bloodied fourth particular person. They attempt to stem the bleeding of what seems to be a gunshot wound.

A sheriff says 13 individuals have been killed, together with a sheriff’s sergeant and the gunman.

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5 a.m.

President Donald Trump is providing condolences after a mass shooting at a Southern California bar.

Trump stated on Twitter Thursday that he has been “fully briefed on the terrible shooting.” He praised regulation enforcement, saying “Great bravery shown by police” and stated “God bless all of the victims and families of the victims.”

A gunman opened hearth on a crowd at a nation dance bar holding a weekly “college night” Wednesday night time. The mass shooting killed 12 individuals and despatched a whole lot fleeing in terror. The gunman was later discovered lifeless at the scene.

Regulation enforcement stated the lifeless from the shooting included 11 individuals contained in the bar and a sheriff’s sergeant who was the primary officer contained in the door.

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four:55 a.m.

A survivor of the California bar shooting says the gunman was sporting a black hoodie and holding a handgun as he opened hearth.

Cole Knapp is a freshman at Moorpark School and was contained in the Borderline Bar & Grill when the shooting started.

He says he tried to get as many individuals to cowl as he might. He says he fled via an exit door to a closed patio the place he informed individuals “everybody get over the fence as quickly as you can,” and adopted them over.

Then he says he discovered a freeway patrol officer close by who simply occurred to tug somebody over, and he screamed to him, “there’s a shooter in there!”

Knapp says the officer “was kind of in disbelief,” then noticed he was critical. He says he has buddies who haven’t been accounted for.

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four:15 a.m.

Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean choked again tears as he described the sheriff’s sergeant killed in a mass shooting at a California bar.

The sheriff stated Sgt. Ron Helus undoubtedly saved lives by going in to confront the gunman. He says Helus was the primary responder and was instantly hit with a number of gunshots.

He says a freeway patrolman pulled out Helus and waited for a SWAT group as scores of different officers converged on the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks at about 11:20 p.m.

By the point they entered the bar once more the gunfire had stopped, they usually discovered 12 individuals lifeless inside, together with the gunman. He says Helus was later declared lifeless at a hospital.

Dean says Helus was his longtime good friend and health club associate and deliberate to retire quickly after 29 years with the drive. He leaves a spouse and son.

The sheriff says he advised Helus’ spouse “he died a hero because he went in to save lives.”

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three:50 a.m.

Survivors of the bar shooting are describing moments of panic and heroism as a gunman turned a dance flooring into a killing zone.

Nineteen-year-old Erika Sigman discovered herself hiding with a group of strangers, they usually have been holding her arms.

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 individuals have been killed at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, together with a sheriff’s sergeant and the gunman.

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three a.m.

A sheriff says 13 individuals are lifeless, together with a sheriff’s sergeant and the gunman, after a shooting inside a crowded Southern California bar late Wednesday.

Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean says sheriff’s Sgt. Ron Helus responded to the scene and was shot after he entered the constructing. He died at a hospital early Thursday.

Authorities didn’t say how the gunman died.

Dean says round 10 different individuals have been shot and wounded. No different info on the victims was instantly recognized.

Ventura County Sheriff’s Workplace Capt. Garo Kuredjian stated the primary stories of photographs fired got here round 11:20 p.m. at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, which is about 40 miles west of Los Angeles.

The bar’s web site says its hosts “College Country Night” each Wednesday. Police stated lots of have been inside when the shooting occurred.

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2 a.m.

Ventura County Sheriff Sgt. Eric Buschow says the gunman is lifeless inside a Southern California bar the place 11 individuals have been injured late Wednesday.

Authorities say a responding deputy was shot and brought to a hospital. No different info on the victims was instantly recognized. 

Ventura County Sheriff’s Workplace Capt. Garo Kuredjian stated the primary stories of photographs fired got here round 11:20 p.m. at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, which is about 40 miles west of Los Angeles.

The bar’s web site says its hosts “College Country Night” each Wednesday. Police stated tons of have been inside when the shooting occurred.

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1:35 a.m.

A sheriff’s captain says at least 11 individuals — together with a responding deputy — have been shot late Wednesday when a suspect opened hearth in a Southern California bar crammed with school college students.

Ventura County Sheriff’s Workplace Capt. Garo Kuredjian stated at a information convention early Thursday that the wounded sheriff’s deputy was taken to a hospital. He couldn’t instantly present info on the extent of the victims’ accidents or if any others had been hospitalized.

The sheriff’s spokesman says the primary reviews of photographs fired got here round 11:20 p.m. at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, which is about 40 miles west of Los Angeles.

The bar’s web site says its hosts “College Country Night” each Wednesday. Witnesses stated lots of these inside have been school college students.

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12:50 a.m.

A sheriff’s captain says at least six individuals have been shot late Wednesday when a suspect opened hearth in a crowded Southern California bar.

Ventura County Sheriff’s Workplace Capt. Garo Kuredjian stated at a information convention early Thursday that a sheriff’s deputy was additionally shot and brought to a hospital. He couldn’t instantly present info on the extent of the victims’ accidents.

The sheriff’s spokesman says the primary reviews of photographs fired got here round 11:20 p.m. at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, which is about 40 miles west of Los Angeles. He stated responding deputies might hear gunshots as they arrived on scene.

Authorities are nonetheless treating it as an lively shooter scene.

No different info was instantly out there.

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12:35 p.m.

Authorities say there have been a number of accidents — together with one officer — after a man opened hearth in Southern California bar late Wednesday.

Police inform the Ventura County Star that the preliminary report got here round 11:20 p.m. that a man opened hearth at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, which is about 40 miles west of Los Angeles. The extent of the victims’ accidents wasn’t instantly recognized.

Ventura County Sheriff’s Workplace Capt. Garo Kuredjian stated late Wednesday that it was nonetheless “a very active scene.”

Witnesses inform ABC Information that a man fired a number of photographs from a handgun earlier than tossing smoke bombs and beginning to hearth once more.

Police inform the Los Angeles Occasions that at least 30 photographs have been fired.

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12:30 a.m.

Witnesses say a man fired a number of photographs from a handgun earlier than tossing smoke bombs into a crowded bar in Southern California early Thursday.

Authorities say a number of individuals have been injured in the shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, which is about 40 miles west of Los Angeles. The extent of the victims’ accidents wasn’t instantly recognized.

A person who says he was in the bar tells ABC information reviews that he noticed a man shoot into the gang.

Police inform the Los Angeles Occasions that at least 30 photographs have been fired.

The Occasions reviews that there have been a number of studies of photographs fired and other people hit. Regulation enforcement and emergency crews have been flooding the scene.

Authorities urged the general public to keep away from the world.

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12:20 a.m.

Authorities say a number of individuals have been injured at a shooting at a bar in Southern California on Wednesday night time.

Police inform the Los Angeles Occasions that at least 30 photographs have been fired at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, which is about 40 miles west of Los Angeles. The extent of the sufferer’s accidents has not but been launched.

The Occasions stories that there have been a number of stories of photographs fired and other people hit. Regulation enforcement and emergency crews have been flooding the scene.

Authorities urged the general public to keep away from the world.