Some California Bar Shooting Survivors Also Survived Las Vegas Massacre, Witness Says

At least eleven wounded in shooting at bar in southern California

At least eleven wounded in shooting at bar in southern California

Those killed in 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.

Asked what the scene inside the bar was like, Dean said, "Like. hell".

The Los Angeles Times quoted a law enforcement official as saying that at least 30 shots were fired inside the bar.

Authorities urged the public to avoid the area.

The massacre was the deadliest mass shooting in the United States since 17 classmates and teachers were gunned down at a Parkland, Florida school nine months ago.

Kelly has a large tattoo on his left arm memorializing the Las Vegas shooting, which killed 58 people.

Police say Long was dressed in black from head to toe.

Police have identified the suspected killer as 28-year-old Ian David Long, a former Marine.

Many more people had minor injuries, including some that came from their attempt to flee, Dean said. "They would go fishing up in the Sierras [Nevada mountains] together".

Helus was immediately hit with multiple gunshots, Dean said. Helus died early Thursday at a hospital.

By the time officers entered the bar again, the gunfire had stopped, according to the sheriff.

Federal Bureau of Investigation and local officers at the scene, following the shooting which left 13 people dead.

Helus and a highway patrol officer exchanged gunfire with Long, he said, and the sergeant was shot "several times". Their ages range from 18 to 33 - a reflection of the crowd drawn to the "College Country Night" at the bar.

Sheriff's deputies and a bar patron near the scene Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in Thousand Oaks, Calif. where a gunman opened fire Wednesday inside a country dance bar crowded with hundreds of people.

Later, he enrolled at nearby California State University, Northridge, last attending in 2016, the school said in a statement.

Dozens of lives were saved during Wednesday night'sCalifornia bar shooting thanks to a hero who smashed a window to help people escape.

Hanson told the Associated Press he had heard shouting and loud noises coming from the Longs' home. A terrified witness runs out. They try to stem the bleeding of what appears to be a gunshot wound.

Cole Knapp, a freshman at Moorpark, said he was inside the bar when the shooting began, but thought at first that it was "just someone with an M-80, just kind of playing a prank".

Then he said he saw the shooter, wearing a black beanie and black hoodie and holding a small caliber handgun. "I tried to pull down as many people as I could", he said. "So I wouldn't say I am less like to go out, but definitely more cautious".

"We heard shots, I looked up and knew exactly what was happening".

"He talked a lot about the isolation that veterans feel when they return home without continuity or consistency, and he just wanted to extend his [arms] around whoever else felt that", she said.

As far as whether the shooting in California and other recent mass shootings will deter people from wanting to go out to bars and nightclubs, the reaction was mixed.

He said he had friends who were unaccounted for.

Sarah Rose DeSon told ABC's "Good Morning America" that she saw the shooter draw his gun.

"It makes me think about going out now", King said. "A friend yelled 'Everybody down!' We were hiding behind tables trying to keep ourselves covered".

A mental health specialist with the crisis team met with him and felt he might be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

An unknown number of people were wounded after the shooting at the bar, a popular venue with college students and local young adults for parties and dancing.