12 killed in Southern California nightclub shooting; suspect identified
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – The Latest on a shooting at a bar in Southern California. LIVE COVERAGE
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The suspect in the Borderline Bar and Grill shooting is 28-year-old Ian David Long.
A gunman opened fire inside a Southern California nightclub killing 12 people, including a sheriff’s deputy.
In a press conference early Thursday morning, the Ventura County Sheriff confirmed the gunman was also killed and there is no threat to the community of Thousand Oaks. It’s not clear at this time who shot who when officers arrived to the scene of the country club, Borderline Bar.
It was also confirmed that Sgt. Ron Helus was killed when he and another officer arrived at the scene. He leaves behind a wife and a son.
Early reports from witnesses suggest that the suspect used a smoke bomb when he entered the bar before he began shooting.
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