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From: Chocolate Pig Shorty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostNov-8 8:52 AM 
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Mass shooting in Thousands Oaks, Calif.; 13 dead

A mass shooting inside a crowded Southern California bar late Wednesday left at least 13 people dead, including a sheriff’s sergeant and the gunman, police say.

A gunman threw smoke bombs and rained bullets on a crowd of hundreds inside a Thousand Oaks bar Wednesday night, killing a dozen people including a Ventura County Sheriff’s Department sergeant who was trying to stop the carnage.

Authorities have not yet identified the gunman, who died in the incident, or any of the victims inside the bar.

The gunman was dressed in black when he burst into the Borderline Bar & Grill, a country-music-themed venue that is popular with college students, around 11:20 p.m., according to Sheriff Geoff Dean

Authorities said Sheriff’s Sgt. Ron Helus and a California Highway Patrol officer entered the bar first and were met with gunfire from the suspect, whose identity was not immediately known. Helus was shot several times and died at an area hospital early Thursday morning, according to Dean.

A 29-year veteran of the department, Helus was planning to retire next year, and Dean said he died “a hero.”

He is survived by a son and his wife, whom he called before entering the bar, Dean said.

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From: Chocolate Pig Shorty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostNov-8 10:26 AM 
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12 dead in California bar shooting

6 off-duty officers were in the bar last night


There were six off-duty officers from various agencies inside the Borderline Bar & Grill at the time of the shooting, Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said.

Dean said a mother recalled that the officers stood in front of her daughter to protect her.

Suspect Ian Long served in US Marine Corps from August 2008 to March 2013

From CNN's Ryan Browne

The suspected gunman Ian David Long was on active duty with the US Marine Corps from August 2008 to March 2013, according to Department of Defense records.

At a news conference, Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said Long, 28, used a .45 caliber Glock during last night's shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California.

Sheriff: Shooting suspect killed himself


The suspected gunman, Ian David Long, shot himself, Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said at a news conference Thursday. 

He was dead when officers made entry into the bar.


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From: Chocolate Pig Shorty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostNov-8 11:30 AM 
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Gun used in Thousand Oaks bar shooting was a Glock 21 .45-caliber handgun

It was the only weapon used in the attack, according to Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean, who said the gun also had an extended magazine.

The former Marine who opened fire inside a California bar was armed with a legally purchased, high-powered Glock handgun, officials said.

Shooter Ian David Long, 28, used that weapon — which was fitted with an extended magazine — to kill 12 people, including a responding police sergeant at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks on Wednesday night.

"The weapon used in this horrific shooting was a Glock 21 .45-caliber handgun," Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean told reporters on Thursday morning, hours after the deadly shooting. "The handgun is designed to hold, in California, 10 rounds and one in the chamber."

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From: vilibro311Nov-8 11:46 PM 
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lovely little toy....guess the NRA thinks we should all have one or two...

this stuff is really gone out of control....

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It really is...our politicians don't have the guts to do anything

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From: Chocolate Pig Shorty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostNov-9 8:52 AM 
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A year apart, some country music fans face 2 mass shootings

 Borderline Bar and Grill in California had become a safe haven for dozens of survivors of last year’s massacre at a Las Vegas country music festival, a place where they gathered for line dancing and drinks.

They found themselves in a terrifyingly familiar scene Wednesday night, when bullets began flying once again. This time, gunfire claimed a Navy veteran who had lived through the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history a year ago.

“I already didn’t wish it on anybody to begin with for the first time,” Brendan Kelly said Thursday outside his Thousand Oaks home. “The second time around doesn’t get any easier.”

Kelly, a 22-year-old Marine, said he heard “pop, pop” and instantly knew it was gunfire.

“The chills go up your spine. You don’t think it’s real — again,” he said.

The mother of the 27-year-old man killed in the latest attack , Telemachus “Tel” Orfanos, said her son survived Vegas only to die inside Borderline, less than 10 minutes from his home in suburban Los Angeles.

“Here are my words: I want gun control,” said Susan Schmidt-Orfanos, her voice shaking with grief and rage. “I don’t want prayers. I don’t want thoughts.”

She said she wanted Congress “to pass gun control so no one else has a child that doesn’t come home.”

During Wednesday’s shooting, Kelly said he threw two of his friends to the floor and covered them with his body. Then he got a look at the shooter and the terror unfolding and decided they needed to escape.

Kelly said he dragged one woman out a back emergency exit and then, using his belt, T-shirt and Marine training, applied a tourniquet to his friend’s bleeding arm.

After the shooting was over, Kelly said he and another Marine friend helped victims alongside first responders. Two of his friends were among those killed.

Chandler Gunn, 23, told The Los Angeles Times that a friend who survived the Vegas shooting works at the bar. When Gunn learned about the shooting, he rushed to Borderline.

Gunn said his friend, whose name he didn’t provide, escaped safely out the back.

“There’s people that live a whole lifetime without seeing this, and then there’s people that have seen it twice,” he said.

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