Published: Fri, November 09, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

At least 11 injured at shooting in California bar

At least 11 injured at shooting in California bar

Threw in smoke to confuse people and opened fire on the dancefloor.

Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean says a neighbor reported loud noises coming from Long's house in April and that deputies found a man "acting a little irrationally".

Police had multiple run-ins with Long in the past, Dean said.

At 11:55pm, law enforcement reported that a California Highway Patrol officer had engaged a suspect and that a man matching the description was down with three gunshot wounds. "I don't know if she is alive", he said.

Dean says around 10 other people were shot and wounded.

Helus, who lived in nearby Moorpark, leaves behind his wife and son.

The husband and father-of-one had been a policeman for 29 years and was due to retire next year.

A procession to honor Helus is planned for 1 p.m.

"Sgt. Helus will be transported via motorcade from Los Robles Hospital to westbound Janss Road", the department said in a statement. "Fortunately it helped save a lot of lives that they fled the scene so rapidly", he said.

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"We knew he was going there, to know he may not come home is another thing", Jason Coffman told the station.

He was interviewed by police at his home in April after an episode of agitated behaviour that they were told might be post-traumatic stress disorder. "In this community, it's very hard for me to comprehend it because I've been here all my life and to think that - I've never experienced it, I've just never experienced it". "That's the kind of boy that he is", he told NBC7. "Our hearts go out to his family and friends during this hard time", the department added. He leaves behind two brothers, aged 6 and 8, and a sister who has not yet been born.

Pepperdine University confirmed several students were at the bar during the shooting.

At least 12 people were killed in a mass shooting at a bar in Southern California overnight after a gunman forced his way into the building, according to authorities. "When you call 911, he's one of the guys you want showing up".

After learning Alaina was among the victims, the couple released a statement.

Thousand Oaks is located in Ventura County, about 65km from downtown Los Angeles.

The US has suffered from mass shootings for decades, but most of the deadliest have occurred in recent years. "We thank everyone for your prayers and ask for privacy at this time".

Tonight's event was aimed at college students, according to the bar's website and Instagram page. "Say Justin at the [door]".

The bar is a few miles from California Lutheran University, and is a popular spot for students on such nights.

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