Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean saw that «terrifying picture», entering the bar Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand oaks (California) yesterday, 7 November, at about 11 p.m. the shooting occurred.
«Blood everywhere and suspect amid all this, told reporters Ding. — I did not come close to not trample the footprints at the crime scene».
According to the Sheriff, the bar found no rifle, only a pistol. The motive of the shooter is still not known.
Donald trump responded to a report of a shooting, noting on Twitter «great bravery shown by the police».
«God have mercy on all the victims and their families. Thank you to law enforcement authorities», — wrote the President.
….Great bravery shown by police. The California Highway Patrol was on scene within 3 minutes, with the first officer to enter shot numerous times. That Sheriff’s Sergeant died in the hospital. God bless all of the victims and families of the victims. Thank you to Law Enforcement.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 8, 2018
Among those killed were Deputy Sheriff Sergeant Ron Helus, which, according to Dina, next year wanted to retire. Help first responded to a report of shots fired received at 911. The offender fired at the Sergeant when he entered the building. The man was hospitalized, but to save him failed.
«As I told his wife, he died a heroic death. He left to save others,» said the Sheriff in his emotional speech.
Last night, @VCSOVentura Sgt. Ron Helus was shot and killed after responding to an active shooter at a bar. He confronted the shooter but was shot and severely wounded. The gunman killed a total of 12, before dying. My thoughts and prayers are with this community. pic.twitter.com/xC7qWdsRS5
— Eric Clay (@EricSClay) November 8, 2018
As reported the press service of the University Pepperdine (Pepperdine University), at the time of the shooting in the bar were a few of their students. All of them will be supported.
The identity of the shooter has not been established. Witnesses describe him as a tall man, dressed in all black and the face is partially covered with a hood. According to witnesses, he first shot the employee of the bar welcomes guests at the entrance, then opened fire indiscriminately on the crowd. It is also unknown how the shooter died.
Police are investigating the use of a smoke bomb, but traces its not yet discovered.