A dozen people were killed after a gunman opened fire late Wednesday in a Thousand Oaks bar packed with college students. The gunman, identified by law enforcement sources as 28-year-old Ian Long of Newbury Park, burst into Borderline Bar & Grill around 11:20 p.m., cloaked in all black as he threw smoke bombs and began shooting.
Here’s what we know so far:
- Ventura County Sheriff’s Sgt. Ron Helus was shot several times and died at a hospital.
- The gunman is also dead. He drove his mother’s car to the bar.
- Many other victims were taken to hospitals by ambulance or drove themselves.
- Several family members are frantically searching for their loved ones. A hotline has been established for families looking for loved ones: (805) 465-6650.