Twelve people killed in shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California. Ventura County sheriff’s deputy among the dead, police say.
The suspected gunman is also dead, police say.
At least a dozen people injured.
Eyewitnesses say shooter opened fire in a packed bar during college night.
Pepperdine University say its students were at the Borderline
Multiple students from Pepperdine University were at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks when a gunman opened fire, it said in a tweet on Thursday.
Pepperdine is a university in Malibu, California; it’s about a half hour drive from the venue.
Sheriff’s deputy among the dead
A Ventura County sheriff’s deputy is among those killed in the Borderline Bar & Grill shooting.
Sgt. Ron Helus had been on the force for 29 years and was one of the first officers on the scene in response to 911 calls of shots fired. He was looking to retire in the “next year or so,” Sheriff Geoff Dean told reporters.
The sergeant died in hospital, Dean added.
“Ron was a hardworking dedicated sheriff’s sergeant. He was totally committed, he gave his all and tonight, as I told his wife, he died a hero; he went into save lives, to save other people,” Dean said, his voice breaking with emotion.