California bar shooter was Marine, had mental health review

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Long lived in Newbury Park, about 5 miles from the Borderline bar.

The intervention at the crowded venue late on Wednesday night was the final act of a 29-year career in law enforcement for Sergeant Helus, who was due to retire next year. "He was somewhat irate, acting a little irrationally". No other information on them was immediately known.

As for why he attacked the bar, "there's no indication that he targeted the employees. He took decisive action, and it's just a tragic loss for us", Buschow said.

A witness told ABC Los Angeles station KABC-TV that he saw a security guard get shot, adding that the gunman appeared to use "a big handgun" and smoke grenades.

Sheriff Sgt. Ron Helus was among 12 people killed during a massacre at a nightclub in Thousand Oaks, California.

Among the dead is Sergeant Ron Helus, who was reportedly killed while trying to enter the club with Highway Patrol officers responding to the gunfire.

He died at a hospital. The sheriff's office received multiple calls of shots fired at the bar after the hooded gunman began his massacre.

Sheriff's deputy speaks to a potential witness as they stand near the scene, November 8, 2018, in Thousand Oaks, Calif. where a gunman opened fire Wednesday inside a country dance bar crowded with hundreds of people. She said she hid with a group of strangers and they were holding hands. The specialist didn't feel that Long qualified to be detained under 5150, the California law that allows for a 72-hour psychiatric evaluation if a person is deemed a danger to himself or others.

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Matt Wennerstron, a 20 year old college student and regular at the bar, said the shooter fired a short-barreled pistol that apparently had a 10-15 round magazine.

The bar has a college night on Wednesdays for ages 18 and up, according to its website.

The president of California State University, Northridge, said in a statement that Long was a former student at the school, most recently in 2016.

"It's going to be a very somber day", Steinwender said.

Carl Edgar, 24, of Tarzana said: "As far as I know, all of my friends are OK, safe".

"You know, I've been a cop for 41 years, and I never thought I would see the things around the country that would happen", Dean said.

When the gunman entered, people screamed and fled to all corners of the bar, and a few threw barstools through the windows and helped dozens to escape, witnesses said.

In yet another unusual coincidence, one of the victims to be named in the Vegas shooting was Susan Smith from Simi Valley which is only miles from the site of the Borderline shooting. Rapid-fire gunshots could be heard as officers crouched behind a police vehicle, weapons drawn.