Several people, including one officer, have reportedly been injured at a bar n’grill shooting in Thousand Oaks, California. A massive police presence is reported at the scene.
Law enforcement has told the LA Times that approximately 30 shots were fired and that victims were at multiple locations as they fled.
Witnesses say the gunman opened fire first shot the guard at the door with a handgun. The alleged perpetrator then threw smoke bombs into the bar and continued shooting.
The suspect initially was reported to be inside the bar when officer arrived. Officers were advised that the suspect was a Middle Eastern man in his early 20s wearing all black clothing and with a beard.
BREAKING: Sheriff identifies Southern California bar shooting suspect as 28-year-old Ian David Long.— The Associated Press (@AP) November 8, 2018
Authorities have now identified the gunman as Marine veteran Ian David Long, 28, of Newbury Park, in the shooting that killed 12 at bar in California.
At 11:55 p.m., officers reported that a man matching the suspect’s description was on the ground at the scene outside a window at the bar. It was unclear whether the man was the shooter or a victim or whether he had been wounded.
A hotline has been established for those seeking information about their loved ones, according to the Ventura County Fire Department, which urged people to call (805) 465-6650.
Thousand Oaks shooting latest:— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) November 8, 2018
– 12 people killed at Borderline Bar & Grill
– Sgt. Ron Helus among the dead
– Suspect dead at the scenehttps://t.co/T6tqJAx6CO
What we know…— Matt Rodewald FOX 10 (@Matt_Fox10) November 8, 2018
Mass shooting at #Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, CA
– 30+ rounds fired, per police
– Suspect reportedly set off a smoke bomb before opening fire
– Scene still active; suspect not in custody.
Update: Ventura County Sherriff’s Office say “half a dozen” people are injured following a mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, California. https://t.co/T6tqJAx6CO— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) November 8, 2018
#THOUSANDOAKS UPDATE: Authorities said at least six people have been wounded, including a sheriff’s deputy, in the mass shooting at #Borderline. The suspect may also still be on the loose. https://t.co/3gvXBtKg7t pic.twitter.com/zIK11Ltsj6— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) November 8, 2018
Approaching the scene of Borderline. Dozen of sheriff’s vehicles lined up + the buzz of helicopters overhead. pic.twitter.com/Gdhz0YiBag— Jeremy Childs (@Jeremy_Childs) November 8, 2018
It remains unclear if the man was a shooter, or the victim, or if he had been wounded.
LIVE TWEETS AS IT HAPPENS:
29-year veteran Sergeant Ron Helus died at the hospital following the mass shooting at a California bar.— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) November 8, 2018
He was among the first law enforcement officers to arrive at the scene and was shot multiple times while trying to enter the building. He was about a year from retirement. pic.twitter.com/CDqZxkH4PQ
We’re back on the air with live coverage after reports of a mass shooting at #Borderline in #ThousandOaks. It’s college night, which was always a busy night when I was in school nearby. Gut-wrenching. Very few details so far. Watching anxiously. pic.twitter.com/4a6HUBCarI— Greg Lee (@abc7greg) November 8, 2018
We are hearing a lot, and trying to confirm it, including the identity of the person who was being given CPR at the intersection of Moorpark Rd and and Rolling Oaks Drive. https://t.co/E1tYLrWmAv— Marc Brown (@abc7marc) November 8, 2018