Gunman kills 13 in California bar

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 09 Nov 2018 09:05:33


By Lalit K Jha,


Around a dozen other people had been injured. The gunman was found dead inside the bar although it was not immediately clear if he was killed by officers or shot himself, says police

A GUNMAN dressed in black sprayed bullets inside a crowded dance bar popular with college students on Wednesday night, killing at least 12 people, including a police officer, in California’s Thousand Oaks city in one of the “horrific” mass shooting incidents in the US. The gunman, who also injured nearly a dozen others, was found dead inside the Borderline Bar and Grill on the outskirts of Los Angeles although it was not immediately clear if he was killed by officers or shot himself.

Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean described the incident as “horrific.” “It’s a horrific scene  in there, there is blood everywhere and the suspect is part of that, and I didn’t want to get that close and disturb the scene and possibly disturb the investigation,” he said.He said the motive of the shooter is still unclear and investigators had not found any type of assault rifle within the bar. “Right now as far as we know there was only one handgun, but that could certainly change as we do a more thorough search of the building,” he said.

It was not immediately clear how the suspect died and the identities of the victims were not immediately released. President Donald Trump said that he has been “fully briefed on the terrible shooting in California.”

“Law Enforcement and First Responders, together with the FBI, are on scene. 13 people, at this time, have been reported dead. Likewise, the shooter is dead, along with the first police officer to enter the bar.