Gunman and 12 others dead in California bar shooting

09 November, 2018, 03:31 | Author: Orlando Hughes
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Newsom said he supports people's right to bear arms, but he is concerned about gun violence and thinks California should lead the way on gun controls.

Here's what we know of Long so far.

Witnesses described a man cloaked in black and wearing glasses as he walked onto a dance floor filled with people.

Erika Sigman, 19, told the Los Angeles Times she began to race toward an exit as soon as screams erupted.

With files from The Associated Press.

President Donald Trump tweeted about the tragedy Thursday morning, thanking law enforcement for their bravery.

"It's so tragic losing Ron", Dean said.

How did the shooting occur?

The Times reports that there were multiple reports of shots fired and people hit.

People gathered near the scene of the shooting, hugging and crying as red and blue lights from police cars flickered in the background.

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Ventura County Sherriff Geoff Dean called the attack "horrific".

The husband and father-of-one had been a policeman for 29 years and was due to retire next year.

Sergeant Buschow said he had "no doubt" that Sergeant Helus and a highway patrol officer who joined him at the scene of the shooting had saved lives. Once safely outside, the uninjured hugged and awaited word about those still inside.

Eventually, he was told to wait at a centre with other parents of unaccounted for children. A reporter spoke to a man who had not heard from his son. "One bar stool and straight through a window", he told reporters.

The gunman has been revealed as 28-year-old veteran Long, who used a Glock 21.45-calibre handgun with an extended magazine to carry out the mass slaughter, according to officials. He was a machine gunner.

Speaking at a news conference today, the sheriff said the suspect had been identified as a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Police said he killed himself.

Possibly several hundred people were in the Borderline Bar and Grill at an event for college students when the shooting erupted, said Gary Kuredjian of the Ventura County Sheriff's office. Multiple injuries reported. Details still being determined.

"We are consistently ranked one of the highest with respect to the lowest crime rate per capita; we're proud of that", Thousand Oaks mayor Andy Fox told CNN.

Mr Trump said on Twitter that he has been "fully briefed on the awful shooting".

"Great bravery shown by police". He died at a hospital early Thursday. God bless all of the victims and families of the victims.

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