california bar attack leaves 12 dead including police officer
Last Updated : GMT 11:59:16
Egypt Today, egypt today
Egypt Today, egypt today
Last Updated : GMT 11:59:16
Egypt Today, egypt today

California bar attack leaves 12 dead, including police officer

Egypt Today, egypt today

Egypt Today, egypt today California bar attack leaves 12 dead, including police officer

The suspected gunman was found dead inside the building.
Washington - DPA

A gunman opened fire inside a crowded southern California bar and dance hall, killing 12 people, including a police officer, officials said on Thursday.

The mass shooting took place late Wednesday at the Borderline Bar & Grill in the town of Thousand Oaks, said Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean.

The suspected gunman was found dead inside the building.

He had not yet been identified, but authorities believe he acted alone. It was too early to speculate on the shooter's motive but terrorism had not been ruled out, Dean told reporters.

Ron Helus, a deputy sheriff, was struck "multiple times" by gunfire upon entering the bar's front door and later died, Dean said. Helus had served on the force for 29 years.

"He died a hero," Dean said. "He went in to save lives, to save other people."

At least a dozen people were also injured.

Matt, a witness who declined to give his last name, told KABC-TV he heard shots and saw a tall, heavier figure "wearing all black, with his hood on." He said the shooter was armed with a smaller calibre handgun with a light or laser attached to the bottom.

"All I did was grab as many people as I could and pull them underneath the table," Matt said.

Matt said 10 to 15 shots were fired in the first round before he and several others escaped out of a window that he broke with a bar stool.

Witness John Hedge said he saw a suspect throwing smoke bombs into the front of the bar and saw a security guard get shot.

"I was at the front door and I was talking to my stepdad," Hedge told KABC-TV. "I just started hearing these big pops. Pop, pop, pop. There was probably three or four, I hit the ground."

"The gunman was throwing smoke grenades all over the place," Hedge continued. "I saw him point to the back of the cash register ... and he just kept firing. I ran out the front door."

Hedge said the gunman had a beard, wore a hat, had a black jacket and may have had glasses.

Dean said sheriffs arrived on the scene within minutes of receiving calls about the incident.

Borderline Bar & Grill hosts weekly dance classes and concerts and describes itself as Ventura County's largest country music dance hall and live music venue. A "College Country" event was being held at the bar at the time of the shooting, according to the bar's website.

Thousand Oaks is located about 60 kilometres north-west of Los Angeles.

egypttoday
egypttoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

california bar attack leaves 12 dead including police officer california bar attack leaves 12 dead including police officer



Egypt Today, egypt today Modern colorful bedroom renovation

GMT 12:15 2017 Thursday ,21 December

Modern colorful bedroom renovation
Egypt Today, egypt today Paris Fashion Week: John Galliano goes co-ed on the catwalk
Egypt Today, egypt today For the Variety of Interior Design Styles

GMT 22:35 2017 Tuesday ,19 December

For the Variety of Interior Design Styles

GMT 13:28 2017 Monday ,30 January

Abe, Trump agree to hold summit

GMT 12:37 2017 Monday ,25 December

IS claims deadly attack near Kabul spy agency

GMT 06:58 2012 Wednesday ,05 December

Japan and India sign currency deal

GMT 08:31 2017 Sunday ,30 July

Rahim & Co To Enter ASEAN, Asia-Pacific Markets

GMT 08:30 2017 Tuesday ,11 April

Moroccan footballer blames injury for absence

GMT 20:54 2017 Wednesday ,18 January

Egypt achieves its third win in world championship

GMT 21:55 2017 Saturday ,04 March

Real Madrid thrash Eibar without Bale and Ronaldo

GMT 09:03 2016 Monday ,17 October

China sends 2 astronauts to space lab

GMT 08:04 2018 Sunday ,14 January

Doping whistleblower Rodchenkov "to testify"

GMT 13:16 2017 Tuesday ,03 October

OIC condemns Las Vegas shooting

GMT 11:33 2018 Monday ,08 January

US skier Shiffrin doubles up in Kranjska Gora

GMT 13:45 2017 Sunday ,31 December

Lewis Hamilton Instagram account emptied

GMT 15:45 2017 Monday ,25 December

Navalny urges Russians to boycott presidential vote

GMT 08:32 2017 Saturday ,23 December

France seeks to save its mediation in Libya

GMT 22:48 2017 Tuesday ,19 December

Anoshka happy for success of her talk show

GMT 08:13 2017 Thursday ,24 August

Egypt, Oman probe boosting media cooperation

GMT 12:05 2017 Monday ,18 December

Schlumberger to build land rigs

GMT 09:36 2017 Wednesday ,15 November

Nadeen keen to participate in drama season

GMT 11:37 2017 Monday ,11 December

Tonic Communications announces new account wins

GMT 14:00 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Reveals his passion for Mandole

GMT 06:04 2017 Saturday ,25 November

Singer Nawal Al Zoghbi presents new song
 
 Egypt Today Facebook,egypt today facebook  Egypt Today Twitter,egypt today twitter Egypt Today Rss,egypt today rss  Egypt Today Youtube,egypt today youtube  Egypt Today Youtube,egypt today youtube
egypttoday egypttoday egypttoday egypttoday
egypttoday egypttoday egypttoday
egypttoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
egypttoday, Egypttoday, Egypttoday