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Published: Thursday, November 08, 2018 @ 9:02 AM
— A man opened fire inside a crowded California bar on “College Country Night” late Wednesday, killing at least 12 people and injuring at least a dozen more.
Law enforcement authorities say David Ian Long began shooting in the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, Calif., around 11:20 p.m. The bar is about 40 miles northwest of Los Angeles.
Among the dead is a sheriff’s deputy who rushed into the bar at the sound of gunfire, and Long, according to law enforcement authorities. “It’s a horrific scene in there,” Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean told reporters. “There’s blood everywhere. The suspect is part of that.”
Sgt. Ron Helus, a 29-year veteran of the Ventura County Sheriff’s department, confronted Long who was later found dead in the bar. Long had been shot, authorities said, but it was unclear if he had shot himself or had been shot by police.
Here is what we know about Long: