A dozen people were killed late Wednesday when a gunman opened fire in a Thousand Oaks bar packed with college students. The gunman, identified by law enforcement as 28-year-old Ian David Long of Newbury Park, burst into Borderline Bar & Grill around 11:20 p.m. Witnesses said he was dressed in black as he threw smoke bombs and began shooting.
In order to provide the broadest possible access to information, the Los Angeles Times has lifted its online paywall for stories about the shooting.
The body of Ventura County Sheriff’s Sgt. Ron Helus will be escorted from the hospital to the medical examiner’s office in Ventura.
Helus was one of the first law enforcement officers to arrive at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks shortly after reports of a shooting at 11:20 p.m. He ran through the front door and was shot multiple times.
The procession will depart from Los Robles Regional Medical Center at 10 a.m., starting on West Janns Road. Then it will make a left on Lynn Road and get on Highway 101 heading north. The procession will exit on Mills Road and head toward the medical examiner’s office.
Today we mourn the loss of Sergeant Ron Helus who gave his life serving the community. Please keep his family and the families of the victims in your thoughts and prayers. pic.twitter.com/EwDsnPRDCs
I have been fully briefed on the terrible shooting in California. Law Enforcement and First Responders, together with the FBI, are on scene. 13 people, at this time, have been reported dead. Likewise, the shooter is dead, along with the first police officer to enter the bar....
....Great bravery shown by police. California Highway Patrol was on scene within 3 minutes, with 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.