Thirteen Dead in California Dance Bar Shooting

At least eleven wounded in shooting at bar in southern California

At least eleven wounded in shooting at bar in southern California

At least 12 people were killed.

Deputies found Long "was somewhat irate, acting a little irrationally" and called in a mental health specialist, Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said.

Witnesses say the suspect was dressed in all black, and forced his way into the bar after first shooting the bouncer.

"We have had several contacts with Mr Long over the years, minor events, a traffic collision", Dean told a news conference.

When the Las Vegas gunman opened fire from a 32nd-floor hotel room, Kelly said he threw a friend to the ground before helping get her out of the area and into a room. She said everyone yelled "Get down!" and then it was silent for a few seconds.

Matt Wennerstron, a 20 year old college student and regular at the bar, said the shooter fired a short-barreled pistol that apparently had a 10-15 round magazine.

An undated photo of Ventura County Sheriff Sgt. Ron Helus, who was shot and killed in a mass shooting at a Thousands Oaks, Calif., bar, November 7, 2018. Long was among the dead, but it's unclear whether or not he took his own life or if he was killed by police.

A police officer, described as a sheriff's sergeant, and the gunman are among the 13 confirmed to have died. The only thing I that could have wished for is to have something better than a bar stool, ' he said.

He said he appeared to have shot at random inside the club, using only a Glock.45-caliber handgun.

The family of Justin Meek said the 23-year-old died in the shooting, California Lutheran University said Thursday.

"We have not found any type of assault rifle inside the location", he said.

Sgt. Ron Helus was among the 12 people killed when a gunman opened fire inside the Borderline Bar & Grill.

Dean also praised his sheriff's sergeant Helus, calling him "hero". He is survived by his wife and a son.

Multiple victims have been taken to hospital with injuries.

The gunman also died at the scene, though it was not immediately clear how.

President Donald Trump was briefed on the shooting and praised law enforcement officers for their response.

Shootings of any kind are very rare in Thousand Oaks, a city of about 130,000 people about 40 miles west of Los Angeles, just across the county line. "The reality is, these types of incidents can happen really at any place, at any time, even in communities that are considered extremely safe".

Matt Wennerstrom said he is a regular at the Borderline Bar & Grill and customers are like his "family".

It was "college night" at the bar, and many students were there to learn the country two-step. More than 100 people were inside the venue at the time of the attack.

"It's too close to home", Kelly told ABC News of the California shooting.