CBS News November 8, 2018, 3:15 AM

13 dead including sheriff's sergeant and suspect in shooting in Southern California bar -- live update

Last Updated Nov 8, 2018 7:10 AM EST

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- Thirteen people including a sheriff's deputy and the gunman were killed in a shooting in a crowded bar here late Wednesday night, reports CBS Los Angeles. The shooter was found dead inside, authorities said. 

The station said one person was seen -- apparently lifeless -- on the ground outside the bar's entrance.

Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean told reporters early Thursday his colleague died at a hospital. He was identified as Sheriff's Sgt. Ron Helus, a 29-year veteran about a year from retiring.

His voice cracking, Dean described Helus as a friend. "I told his wife he died a hero -- he went in to save lives," Dean said. Helus is survived by a wife and son.

Dean said, "It's a horrific scene in there. There's blood everywhere."

He said the gunman had apparently shot himself.

Dean added that the shooter's motive wasn't known and it wasn't clear if it was a case of terrorism. 

He said the only weapon found in an initial sweep was a handgun. Witnesses said the shots sounded like they were coming from a semi-automatic weapon.

In addition to those who died, injured or wounded patrons were brought to hospitals or went to them on their own.

Ventura County Sheriff's deputies responded to the Borderline  Bar and Grill, some 40 miles west of L.A., at about 11:20 p.m.  

Sheriff's Capt. Garo Kuredjian said deputies could hear gunfire when they arrived.  

There were roughly 200 people in the bar for a popular weekly "College Country" night, police said. 

The gunman threw smoke bombs when he entered, perhaps to cause confusion, CBS L.A. reported. Witnesses told the station some people broke windows to get out or smashed windows so others could flee.


People watch unfolding scene from nearby intersection as police vehicles close off area outside country music bar and grill in Thousand Oaks, west of Los Angeles, where a gunman opened fire late on November 7, 2018

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The father of one patron told CBS L.A. his daughter told him the gunman "knew what he was doing" and came in "with a purpose." 

A witness told the station, "There were people in the middle dancing and just hanging out and having a good time" when "very, very loud gunshots" rang out inside.

Numerous law enforcement agencies were on-scene, including the FBI and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. National Guard members were assisting, as well.

Patrons were seen being led out of the bar by deputies.


Scene at Borderline Bar and Grill after mass shooting late on November 8, 2018

CBS Los Angeles

This is a breaking news report. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

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Borderline Bar & Grill at 99 Rolling Oaks Drive in Thousand Oaks - oaks being sacred to old bloodline Celts and Illuminati - on Wednesday (Odin's Day), November 8, 2018

29-year veteran Sgt. Ron Helus (Helios?) sacrificed at the door of the Borderline. Shooter killed 12 and then himself to make 13.

Interesting information Elana:

The father of one patron told CBS L.A. his daughter told him the gunman "knew what he was doing" and came in "with a purpose." 


Deep State had to change the topic of conversation across the Internet from the “pervasive election thefts by Democrats”

Yep.Also curious that gun violence is most pronounced in cities with the toughest gun control laws.I tend to believe that ultimately gun control/confiscation is the goal of the globalists who control The Party in the US

Perhaps there was more than one shooter:  “...the only weapon found in an initial sweep was a handgun. Witnesses said the shots sounded like they were coming from a semi-automatic weapon.”  If the shooter shot himself with a handgun, where is the semi-automatic weapon?

Sign up for  firearms licence Marlena,we need more licenced shooters, btw, ALL handguns are  semi-automatic weapons...Rifles and shotguns come in single shot, double barrel,bolt action, pump action, semi-automatic and full auto(machine gun), whereas all pistols(hand guns) are semi-auto, i.e they fire each time you pull the trigger.

"Marine veteran kills 12 in shooting rampage at California bar"

"California bar gunman went from a Marine to living with Mom"

Latest articles say he had been machine gun infantry in Afghanistan and suffering mental health issues, struggled with relationships and argued loudly with his Mom, (who he lived with) and most likely suffering combat PTSD.

With almost no support for vets anyone still wondering why he lost it? Its MK Ultra in progress.

All you have to do is add a trigger word and off they go. Ive experienced living with someone with "Borderline" Personality Disorder, which is seriously not funny. And couldn't help picking up on the name of the nightclub...

You said a mouthful re:living with someone with Borderline personality.My ex was so afflicted and they are a waking nightmare.Your misery is their command.

Yep George its scary. Much as I dislike the whole Psychiatric diagnostic system when you are dealing with someone with serious issues its where we have to turn to for help.

The name of that nightclub really rang some bells, couldn't help but see the connection. If what we are told is correct of never really know with these cases.


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