12 killed, suspected gunman dead in mass shooting at California barMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Nov 08 2018 8:43 AM
THOUSAND OAKS, CA (RNN) - Authorities say a gunman killed 12 people, including a sheriff’s deputy, and injured multiple others when he opened fire at a California bar.
Law enforcement officials said they have identified the suspect. A source told the Associated Press the suspect was 29 years old, and he deployed a smoke device and used a .45-caliber handgun.
Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean says the suspected gunman, who has not been publicly named, also died at the scene, but it’s unclear whether he fatally shot himself or was killed by someone else.
The shooting happened around 11:20 p.m. Wednesday local time at the Borderline Bar & Grill. Witnesses report at least 30 shots were fired, according to the Los Angeles Times.
In a news conference, Dean said 12 victims were killed, including Ron Helus, a sergeant from his department who was one of the first responders to the scene.