A black-clad gunman with a semi-automatic pistol attacked a packed college bar in California Wednesday night; leaving 12 dead and more injured at a “country night” themed party.
It is a horrific scene in there. There is blood everywhere
According to Fox News, “Hundreds of people — including students from California Lutheran University, private Christian school Pepperdine University and California State University Channel Islands — were inside Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, Calif., for the country music event when shots suddenly rang out at about 11:20 p.m., Ventura County police said. Police said at least 30 shots were fired and the gunman, armed with a .45-caliber handgun, used a smoke device to disorient and confuse his targets.”
“It is a horrific scene in there. There is blood everywhere,” said Sheriff Geoff Dean.
One of the victims was Sheriff Sgt. Ron Helus, a 29-year-veteran on the force.
“Ron was a hardworking dedicated sheriff sergeant,” said Dean. “He was totally committed. He gave his all. And tonight, as I told his wife, he died a hero because he went in to save lives. To save other people.”
Read the full report at Fox News.