Published: Sat, November 10, 2018
Global | By Craig Ferguson

Former LSU player donates paycheck to families of California shooting victims

Former LSU player donates paycheck to families of California shooting victims

At least one of the 12 people killed during Wednesday night's mass shooting at a California bar had survived last year's massacre at a Las Vegas country music festival, the victim's mother has confirmed.

The gunman, also found dead, used a handgun fitted with an extended magazine for extra bullets.

The Ventura County Sheriff's Office said several of the patrons at Borderline were off-duty police officers who were all unarmed.

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

Officials say the suspect, who has not been identified, was found dead inside.

Authorities urged the public to avoid the area.

It was the deadliest mass shooting in the USA since 17 students and teachers were killed at a Parkland, Florida, high school nine months ago.

Twelve people were killed, including Helus.

That, in turn, closely followed the series of pipe bombs mailed to critics of President Donald Trump. Some say it's too early or too disrespectful to the families of the victims.

Hanson described Long as an introvert who never caused him problems and that he was "dumbfounded" by the massacre. And just the amount of people that made sure everyone got out okay, or if they were out, they made sure, they went around to every single person around them and asked them if they were okay and if they needed a phone to call their family, or just in general, any way they could help.

Many more people had minor injuries, including some that came from their attempt to flee, Dean said.

"They went to the house".

Helus was immediately hit with multiple gunshots, Dean said. A highway patrolman pulled him out and waited for scores of other officers to converge on the bar. Helus was taken to a hospital where he died on Thursday morning.

By the time they entered the bar again the gunfire had stopped. Long reportedly died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

"They ran out of back doors, they broke windows, they went through windows, they hid up in the attic, they hid in the bathroom", Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said. Two-step lessons in country dancing were being offered Wednesday at the Borderline, according to its website.

The shooting took place just over 4 miles from the Rams' practice facility, which is on the campus of California Lutheran University, and 7 miles from the team's corporate headquarters in Agoura Hills.

California State University, Northridge, said in a statement that Long was a student, last attending in 2016, but offered no further details.

Alexis Tait, 23, said she heard what sounded like firecrackers going off until she saw her friend Kristina Kaylee Morisette fall to the floor - one of a dozen people the gunman killed.

Kuredjian said at around 0915 GMT (5pm Singapore time) that the shooter was still confined inside the premises, adding that he did not know if he had been subdued or shot.

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