THOUSAND OAKS – The perpetrator of the shooting in a bar in the American state of California, is a 29-year-old ex-marine. It comes to Ian Long, as report the American media. He shot at least twelve people dead.
Also the shooter itself has not survived. A local sheriff said that the offender probably committed suicide, and a handgun used in his act. The motive is still unclear.
Witnesses say that a man in the bar ’Borderline’ walked in and opened fire. At that moment, hundreds of people have been present in the pub. Two crying women told journalists how, suddenly, the shots sounded, while a line dancing was going on. Then panic erupted. “We saw shots and smoke. He shot everything, even the speakers.”
Thirty shots fired
The culprit would some thirty shots have been unloaded. There were still shots when the police arrived. One of the dead is the policeman who was first on the scene, reported president Donald Trump. He praised in a comment “the great courage” of the police and expressed his condolences with victims and their families.
Agents that the bar entered, discovered that people everywhere were hiding. Bystanders had a safe refuge sought in toilets and in the attic. Others were running away and asked for medical assistance at a nearby gas station. On photos is to see that refugee people together to comfort and talk to the police.
Environment is deposited
The authorities have after the shooting roads in the area cordoned off and a helicopter, the airspace is submitted. Agents were shouting at bystanders that they distance had to keep. Thousand Oaks is located about 50 miles west of Los Angeles. In the hit bar was a country evening for students on the program, reports NBC Bay Area.