Published: Fri, November 09, 2018

What we know about the gunman in the Thousand Oaks bar shooting

What we know about the gunman in the Thousand Oaks bar shooting

People comfort each other as they stand near the scene in Thousand Oaks, Calif., where a gunman opened fire Wednesday inside a country dance bar crowded with hundreds of people November 8, 2018.

Kuredjian confirmed that a police officer was shot and had been taken to hospital.

In addition to the dead, one other person was wounded by gunfire, and as many as 15 others suffered minor injuries from jumping out of second-floor windows or diving under tables, authorities said.

Helus was a 29-year veteran of the force with a wife and grown son and planned to retire in the coming year, said the sheriff, who choked back tears several times as he talked about a man who was also his longtime friend.

"You know, I've been a cop for 41 years, and I never thought I would see the things around the country that would happen", Dean said. It was college night at the Borderline Bar & Grill, a popular country western bar.

Champion said that witnessing the mass shooting helped him decide to become a firefighter.

The gunman was dressed in a black trench coat and wearing glasses when he walked into the bar filled with people enjoying a night of line dancing.

Deputies were called to Long's house in response to a disturbance in April, 2018 and "felt he might be suffering from PTSD", he said.

Here's what we know of Long so far.

"Ongoing active shooter incident reported at Borderline", the Ventura County Fire Department tweeted.


Helus had been at the department for almost three decades, and was planning to retire within the next year, the sheriff said, choking back tears.

The suspect, who was armed with a.45-caliber handgun, was found deceased at the Borderline Bar and Grill, the scene of the shooting in the city of Thousand Oaks northwest of downtown Los Angeles.

Ventura County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Eric Buchow told the station there were "multiple fatalities" and the gunman was dead inside.

Video shot by a survivor shows the moments of terror as a gunman opened fire inside a crowded California bar.

Cody Coffman had plans to join the Army, his father, Jason, told reporters Thursday.

"We have called in our bomb team to go through and a couple of bomb dogs here that are checking the area", Dean said.

In one such video, she interviewed Tim Dominguez, who recalled escaping the bar with his son as others lost their lives around them, including a responding sheriff's deputy.

"I tried to get as many people to cover as I could", Knapp said.

Officials said that shots were still being fired when the first officers arrived at the scene.

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