Thousand Oaks victims include college student and law enforcement officer

Blanche Robertson
November 9, 2018

The gunman was identified as Ian David Long, 28, of Newbury Park.

Kuredjian said the shooter no longer posed a threat to surrounding communities, but could not confirm if he was shot dead or captured.

Sheriff Geoff Dean said the gunman used a Glock 21.45-caliber handgun.

Dean said that Helus "died a hero".

Police officers are working to secure the scene of crime amid reports of "multiple injuries", the Ventura County Fire Department had said earlier. The shooter fired upon the police officers when they entered the bar.

Hanson said the sheriff's deputy who arrived took his information, but he never learned more about what happened and hadn't spoken to Long since then.

The channel also said aerial footage had showed paramedics performing CPR on a person who appeared unresponsive. Dean said he didn't know how the gunman died.

Officers were also entering the bar and finding people who had hidden in out-of-the-way areas.

"There were people hiding in restrooms, people hiding in attics", he added.

"A gentleman walked in the front door and shot the girl that was behind the counter". "We don't know where the other ones are, we don't know if they're OK or not".

Thursday classes at California Lutheran University have been cancelled. He was deployed to Afghanistan from November 16, 2010 to June 14, 2011, the Marine Corps said.

Wearing a black jacket and sunglasses, the suspect shot a security guard and young female cashier before showering the Borderline bar in Thousand Oaks near Los Angeles with bullets.

Helus, a Moorpark resident, was a 29-year veteran of the Ventura County Sheriff's Office who leaves behind a wife and son.

Sheriff Dean said around 10 other people were shot and injured.

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The sheriff said Helus was due to retire soon.

The gunman was a student at California State University, Northridge, majoring in athletic training from 2013 to 2016, but he did not graduate, university representative Carmen Ramos Chandler said.

"I heard it a couple more times, and I turned around and I saw him (the gunman)", she said. The young man wouldn't give his name.

"I started hearing these big pops". It wasn't really random.

People comfort each other near the scene of the shooting.

"I'm afraid that Cody ran to the gunman instead of away from the gunman".

"A lot of my friends survived Route 91", said Edgar, referring to the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas. "I apologize to anybody who got hurt or passed".

"And so we got everyone behind the pool table and down, and then there was probably six or seven of us dog-piling over the girls that were beneath us".

"Within a split second, everybody yelled 'get down, ' " she said.

"There is a lot of bad in this world, but there is also a lot of good and people will help", she said.

The bar is near several colleges, and is a popular spot for students Wednesday nights.

The massacre was the deadliest mass shooting in the US since 17 students and teachers were slain at a Parkland, Florida, high school nine months ago. "You know, I think it's going to be something that we're going to have to come together and move past".

"He was excited to get out so he could go back home, ride his motorcycle again and finish school".

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