What we know about the gunman in the Thousand Oaks bar shooting

THOUSAND OAKS CA- NOVEMBER 08 A Ventura County Sheriffs officer stands near a vehicle near the Borderline Bar and Grill where a mass shooting occurred

THOUSAND OAKS CA- NOVEMBER 08 A Ventura County Sheriffs officer stands near a vehicle near the Borderline Bar and Grill where a mass shooting occurred

"He made it through Las Vegas, he came home". Mental health specialists talked to him and didn't feel he qualified to be detained under the state's "5150" mental health detention law, Dean said.

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"Ron was a hardworking, dedicated sheriff's sergeant who was totally committed", Dean said, choking back a few tears and clearing his throat.

More recently he was living in a home where neighbours said they could hear frequent, aggressive shouting between Long and his mother, especially over the previous year.

The last words Jason Coffman told his son, Cody Coffman, were "I love you", before he went to Borderline Bar and Grill.

The bar's website says its hosts "College Country Night" every Wednesday. "We have no idea what the motive was at this point", Dean said. "From what I heard, the gunman started shooting at the front desk". Between eight and 15 people suffered minor injuries and one person was a gunshot wound, Dean said at the news conference.

President Donald Trump, who has resisted a surge in calls for tougher gun controls since 17 students were shot dead at Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida earlier this year, said on Twitter that he had been "fully briefed on the bad shooting in California".

One of whom also survived the Vegas shooting, the LA Times reported.

He said the only weapon found in an initial sweep was a handgun. "Our hearts go out to his family and friends during this hard time", the department added. "I ran to the nearest exit and tripped and fell on the way and people kept running on top of me".

In the crowd, there were people who knew him.

"There are a few people we can't get a hold of, but in these situations, people usually turn off their phones to be safe so I'm not gonna get too anxious".

He said a highway patrol officer who happened to be pulling someone over was nearby. "I saw the security guard was down and he had been shot".

Another Pepperdine student, Peyton Lee, said the students there can take some comfort in knowing their friend is at peace.

"It was really, really really shocking", Whitler told KABC-TV as she stood with her father in the Borderline parking lot.

There were hundreds of people in the bar when the attack began. Firefighters paid tribute by using two ladder trucks to raise a giant American flag over the route.

Colleagues of a policeman who died after being among the first to respond to a mass shooting at a packed California bar have hailed him as a "hero".

Helus had been at the department for almost three decades, and was planning to retire within the next year, the sheriff said, choking back tears.

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