On Wednesday, a horrific fatal shooting occurred at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California. According to Fox News, at around 11:20 pm (Pacific Time) on Wednesday night at the Borderline Bar & Grill, durduring a country music event, a gunman entered the bar and began to open fire onto the people there. The shooter was reportedly armed with a .45 caliber Semiautomatic handgun, and a smoke device to disodisorient his victims.
Here is the latest of what we know:
- 12 people have been killed
- 23 people have been injured.
- Sgt. Ron Helus, a veteran of 29 years.
- The Shooter was also killed and has been identified.
I will give any updates that come throughout the day. My prayers go out to victims and their families of last night’s shooting.
The shooter was well known to his neighbors in his neighborhood. He was a troubled ex-Marine who suffered from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). This is unfortunately something a lot of veterans go through. He lived with his mother and often lashed out in violent ways in their home.