Monday, 10 December, 2018

Former US Marine kills at least 12 in shooting at California bar

The Latest 13 dead after California bar shooting The Latest 13 dead after California bar shooting The Associated Press 8 Nov 2018
Jeannette Daniel | 09 November, 2018, 12:25

Officers were called to Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, near Los Angeles, at around 11.20pm local time.

Alexis Tait, 23, said she heard what sounded like firecrackers going off until she saw her friend Kristina Kaylee Morisette fall to the floor - one of a dozen people the gunman killed.

Authorities also found the gunman dead at the scene.

"They found people hiding in restrooms, people hiding in attics", Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said.

"It's a horrific scene in there", Mr Dean said in a press conference at a vehicle park. The device is illegal in California.

Kuredjian said at around 0915 GMT (5pm Singapore time) that the shooter was still confined inside the premises, adding that he did not know if he had been subdued or shot. "I saw him point to the back at the cash register and he just kept firing".

He killed 11 people inside the bar and one of the first cops on the scene before taking his own life.

It was the nation's deadliest such attack since 17 students and teachers were killed at a Parkland, Florida, high school nine months ago.

The bar is also close to several other universities, including California State University Channel Islands in Camarillo, Pepperdine in Malibu and Moorpark College in Moorpark.

The Borderline Bar & Grill was packed as patrons line-danced and played pool.

Dean told reporters that Long shot an unarmed security guard who was standing outside the bar before entering and opening fire at random inside. "He was a sweet guy who served his country and was using his GI Bill to go to college and get a degree to help more people", the friend said.

Deputies embrace after the hearse carrying the body of Sergeant Ron Helus arrives at the medical examiner's office in Ventura, California. Helus died at a hospital.

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But Dean said Long had used an extended magazine - illegal in California - during the shooting, which would enable the weapon to fire more rounds before needing to be reloaded. "It could have been much, much worse", he said.

Witnesses said a man fired several shots from a handgun before tossing smoke bombs into the crowded bar. After leaving the service, he worked for an LA non-profit that helped provide financial-planning assistance for veterans with mental health diagnoses.

"I don't know what the hell happened".

Long enlisted in the Marines at 18 and was married as a 19-year-old in Honolulu in June 2009, according to military and court records.

President Donald Trump ordered flags to be flown at half-staff at public buildings and other areas Thursday.

Mourners outside a reception centre for families of victims.

Jerry Nadler, the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, said lawmakers would get to work on legislation including universal background checks when the House of Representatives convenes in January with a Democratic majority.

Speaking to reporters after hearing of her son's death, a heartbroken Susan Schmidt-Orfanos called for gun control.

"We must find a way to stop the senseless, and many times preventable killings that are robbing our country of innocent lives", Nadler tweeted.

Thousand Oaks, a leafy, sprawling suburb of 127,000 people, was named the third safest city in the United States for 2018 by the Niche research company. "You just don't expect it to happen in Thousand Oaks".

"He talked a lot about the isolation that veterans feel when they return home without continuity or consistency, and he just wanted to extend his [arms] around whoever else felt that", she said.

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