Published: Sat, November 10, 2018
Worldwide | By Angelina Lucas

Multiple injuries in shooting at California bar

Multiple injuries in shooting at California bar

The dead from the shooting Wednesday night also included 11 people inside the bar and a sheriff's sergeant who was the first officer inside the door, Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said.

President Donald Trump has called for flags at half-staff out of respect for the victims. 13 people, at this time, have been reported dead.

Witnesses described a scene of panic in the bar when the gunman started firing.

Authorities said there were multiple injuries including one police officer.

Ventura County sheriff's Capt. Garo Kuredjian said hundreds of people were inside the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks at 11:20 p.m., and shots were still being fired when deputies arrived. They heard gunfire and went inside. He leaves behind a wife and a son.

Reports say the suspect may have used smoke grenades and at least one gun during the attack which forced people to flee, breaking windows with chairs to escape the shooting. Helus died early Thursday at a hospital. A gunman shooting from the 32 floor of a hotel and casino with high power weapons killed 58 people.

California Bar Shooting Injures 7 Including Sheriff's Deputy
Witnesses said they had spoken to friends who escaped the shooting, which took place during a popular student night at the bar. It was college night and country two-step lessons were being offered Wednesday at the Borderline, according to its website .

Several people from inside the bar told TV stations that a tall man wearing all black with a hood and his face partly covered first shot at a person working the door, then opened fire, seemingly at random, at the people inside. "It looked like he knew what he was doing".

Holden Harrah, who witnessed the shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill, said he was inside the bar with friends, something he does every week.

A man who says he was in the bar tells ABC news reports that he saw a man shoot into the crowd.

Thousand Oaks: A gunman barged into a large, crowded Los Angeles-area country music bar and dance hall and opened fire late Wednesday, wounding at least 11 people, the sheriff's office said.

Dean said shots were still being fired when sheriff's deputies arrived on the scene.

Helus, of Moorpark, worked for the department for 29 years.

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