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from the bay area's local news station, we begin with breaking news. >> thank you for joining us on the kron 4 morning news i'm robin winston. we are following breaking new where is a gunman walk into a college bar, opened fire killing 12 people including a sheriff's deputy. the gunman is also dead but it's not clear if if he was killed by law enforcement or if he took his own life. we will continue to follow this story for you. i'm sorry. >> reporter: authorities witness this describing a gruesome scene here in thousand oaks, california. the sheriff saying 11 people were found dead inside the
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borderline bar and grill. the shooter also being found inside. so far saying the weapon is a single hand otive yet. they will of course not rule out terrorism in this. there was a sheriff's deputy early on that came to the scene and as is the new protocol, instead of waiting, the department heads here saying that if they have one officer, two offices, they are going to go inside. that sheriff's deputy 29 years old. planned to retire in about a year. he was taken to a local hospital where he died. the sheriff calling him a hero. witnesses describing something just terrifying that the shooter goes inside, people are diving for the floor. others are pushing and shoving. and some took bar tools to knock out windows so they could crawl outside. we also know that 10-12 other people were treated at local hospitals. transported to local hospitals
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and the sheriff added there were still others that were taking themselves to the hospital. so a lot of people with injuries here. it's still a very active crime scene as authorities try to figure out why a mass shooting sheer in thousand oaks -- shooting here in thousand oaks, california a community known for its safety. back to you. >> thank you, paul. we will continue to check with you throughout the morning. we are also hearing from witnesses, people that were there when this all happened. let's take a listen and see what they have to say. >> they fired the first shot. i knew it was live. i knew it was real. i thought it was a joke. so i pulled him down down and got to cover and looked up and he was moving to the right. the bouncer, just a young man,
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and he shot them. the cashier. and then he started moving to the right. he wasn't looking at us and he went into the office. he didn't say anything at all. he just started shooting. and i should have stayed when he changed the clip bouffes worried about my -- clip, but i was worried about my boy. >> the gunman once again is dead but there has been no word on if he was killed by police or if he took his own life. we are also hearing that hundreds of people have gathered at intersection near this bar and grill and they have created a prayer circle. parents are still arriving to the scene as well as other relatives. and once again this is an on going investigation. but just another terrible tragedy out of southern california where another mass shooting has took the life of young people. and some of these young people
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were in las vegas during that mass shooting at the country concert and so they're having to relive this incident all over again. we will continue to hollow this breaking news story out of southern california. we'll hear from more witnesses coming up and we'll have more on that sheriff's deputy that was killed. before we continue the story and get to other news around the bay area, let's check in with your forecast. we will take a look at weather and traffic with john. >> reporter: it is another one with plenty of sunshine. and that compounding today to make for red flag warnings. here's a look at the golden gate bridge. crystal clear out there as you make it into work on this thursday. taking a look at where these red flag warnings are. you see them up and down the peninsula. upper elevations of the east bay and well throughout much of the north bay as well. these areas will be especially susceptible to spreadable wild
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fire. eventually taking us into tomorrow. now what is different today than yesterday? winds will be much more present. take a look at these north easterly winds pushing their way into the bay area from our inland areas. this is blowing dry air and warm air right here into our own backyard. this is your sustained number right here. we will look at that potential of a rapid wild fire spread. as far as humidity is concerned much lower today. winds certainly adding to that with petaluma, sonoma and napa. even lower tomorrow for atlas peak as we work through the day. definitely conditions out there that are not good should you be outside enjoying our weather. 40s and 50s out there for our current temperatures right now. fremont the exception right now at 61 degrees.
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petaluma at 41. or rather nevada at 41. petaluma at 36 degrees. as we work through the day, temperatures 40s and 50s to start. 60s by the time we work toward high is not quite as warm as yesterday. 60s and 70s out there. by 3:00 p.m. today. i have more on your forecast still ahighway. robin, i will send it your way for a look at traffic. a live look at bay bridge toll plaza where pretty good looking ride so far with no major problems here leaving the bottom of the maze through the tolls and the upper deck. we are off to a great start. a quiet start and we are hot spot free. 92 looks really good leaving hayward heading over to the peninsula. no problems to report. 14 minutes to make your way from the nimitz to highway 101. checking in on the richmond-san rafael bridge. no problems. eightmys to make you way from the pay gates to highway --
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eight minutes to make your way from the pay gates to highway 101. always leave as early as you can. checking in on traffic tracker, drive times look great. east shore freeway 80 it's about 16 minutes to make your way from crockett to oakland. westbound 24 to walnut creek a nice drive. no problems for 580. and the nimitz freeway doing just fine with a very quick 11 minute trip from 238 heading out to 980. we will check more drive times coming up in just a bit. meanwhile break to our breaking news story out of southern california where at least 12 people were killed at borderline bar and grill which is very op already with young people. it was country night, wednesday night. hundreds of people were in that bar. police say one of the people killed was a sheriff's deputy. eyewitness describes the shooter as a short man. he had a beard. he came will in wearing a black
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-- k trench coat and glasses. he shot the bouncer and one other employee working at the door and then he opened fire. another eyewitness says who was in the bar at the time describes it as a very chaotic scene and folks were running and screaming. some folks broke windows with bar stools and it turned into a very scary situation. let's take a listen to more sound. >> it was a normal wednesday. we were at the bar having fun, dancing. and then all of a sudden you hear the bang, bang of the gunshots. and it started going crazy and people were pushing. we thought it was a joke. we didn't take it seriously at first. everyone dropped down to the floor. we thought the shooting was on that said so friends got the bar stools and they slammed it against the window so we could get out. that is how we were able to get
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out. they broke the window. they broke the window. >> the scene is secure. we are still identifying more celeb times, more casualties. we don't have an exact number. some people have been transported and showing up at our local hospitals. right now the sheriff's department is doing an investigation to determine exactly what happened. >> i was on the dance floor dancing at the time and then all of my friends were at the table right by the door and i heard the gunshot and i turned around and i saw him shoot a couple more times. and within a split second everyone yelled get down. and everyone dog piled on top of each other and then it was silent for a couple minutes and then all of a sunday a couple guys that were closer to the bar they got up and started
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running to the back door and said get up, he's coming. it was a huge panic. everyone tried to get up. trampled a couple times. some guy came up behind me lifted me up and said let's go pip got a bar stool thrown at my head because they were trying to break the window to get out. it was really, really shocking. it kind of -- with my dad being in the military for so long, he has in a way prepared me but never really prepared me for what happened. i kind of got my head in check really quick and thought i need to get to shelter. i need to do something. i didn't have time to think about why it's happening. what is happening. it was just like get out. he had two rounds with him. he changed them in six seconds.
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>> several other folks have been transported off to the hospital. once again some of those people were shot. some were injured by broken glass, and some folks were trampled because people started to panic as they ran out of that nightclub during the shooting. and once again ron was the sheriff that died in this incident. he was a 29 year vet. he planned on retiring shortly. he ran in, he was shot immediately by the gunman. he is survived by his wife and son. he was shot there on the scene but later died at the hospital. we will continue to follow this story, this breaking news store story out of southern california where a gunman walks into this bar and grill and opened fire and killed a number of people. we'll have more details coming up after the break.
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news. checking in on your forecast which is pretty nice. >> i think we will continue it much more than just today too. we haven't had this pattern since the beginning -- we have had this pattern since the beginning of october. if anything today's pattern a little bit more prevalent as we look at inland air pushing out to the coast. that resulting in the red flag warnings which i mentioned moments ago. you can see downtown berkeley there in the distance. just clear skies out toward the coast. you can be sure with these winds making their way from the inland areas out to the coast, the marine layer will be staying out near the bay. windy conditions especially for the north bay. winds will gust as high as 45 miles per hour today. that is something you want to note before stepping outside. i though it's beautiful weather to be doing so. just take extra precautions as far as wild fires are concerned. now 60s and 70s for today's daytime highs in san francisco. very much so like yesterday up
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and down the pacific shore too. mon terra up to 64. mill bray up to 70. also south san francisco. foster city up to 72. with san carlos and san mateo each at 75 degrees for your high. south bay looking similar to yesterday. just a couple degrees cooler than some. last georgia toes you will move to 75. sonoma among areas in that red flag warning today as you are in some of that elevated terrain and will be looking at the heaviest of winds too. vacaville and fairfield that is 76 and 78-degrees with sonoma also at 78 for a warm november daytime high. novato and san rafael up to 77
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too. today will be the warmest of days in our forecast. after this tomorrow we stay pretty much unchanged. temperatures will cool down into next week. increase in cloud cover to note on monday and tuesday. even with that increase in cloud cover though, it's not looking like we have any chance of rain in sight. robin. >> thank you, john. we are starting off hot spot free which is a great way to start. no big trouble spots or major delays here leaving downtown oakland to downtown san francisco eight minutes to make your way over to fremont street. let's head over to the richmond- san rafael bridge. it is open and free here. a great ride across the span heading into the north bay. checking in on highway 101 across the golden gate. looking good so far with no big trouble spots to report. if you have head south, it's wide open. 19 minutes very quick to make your way from the pay gates to san francisco. here's a look at more numbers
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for you. you take highway 4 you are off to a good start. a decent start at 14 minutes from 160 out to 242 in concord. 680 rolling south dublin to fremont. nimitz looking good at 19 minutes. that is to make your way from san leandro and hayward and 101 a great ride as well. we'll check more drive times coming up in a bit. now back to our breaking news story where 12 people were killed at borderline bar and grill in southern california. one of the people killed was a sheriff's deputy. eyewitnesses describe the shooter as a short man with a beard. he was wearing a trench coat and he had on glasses. he walked right in the front door. he shot a bouncer and another employee that was standing there at the front door and opened fire on the patrons in the club. eyewitness at the bar at the
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time describes the chaos. >> i thought it was a joke when the shots started firing. and i know people there. i hope everybody is okay. >> he kept firing. i hear chairs being thrown out the window. people were trying to get out the window and the gunman he went behind the cash register and there was probably 12 shots before i got out the front door. and i go out, i come back in to see if my step dad is ohing. i hear him yelling and i ran. >> it looked like another guy coming in. i didn't focus too much attention on him. i just saw him out of the corner of my eye. i hear a shot rang off. i immediately looked at him and he continued shooting at the person behind the front desk. >> did you hear him say anything? or get any feel for what
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exactly led up to it? >> i did not. i did not hear him say anything. i wasn't within earshot if he did. >> what did you do next? >> the next thing i did was try to get as many people behind cover. there was a pool table right there. as soon as that was done, there was a door to the smoking patio which leads to the parking lot. i went out there. there was a bunch of people that weren't quite sure anything was going on. i told everyone to immediately hop the fence and get out of there and followed after. >> how many people do you think were there that escaped in that way? >> escaped through that route? i would say most of the people did. either will through that way or the window -- either through that way or the windows. >> how packed was it? >> it's the time of year where it was not busy. it was average for a wednesday night during the school year.
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there was 120 people there. >> there was that many people last night? >> yes. >> so a lot of people fled out. did you see any of the people that were wounded? >> yes. after i got out, i warned a chp officer that was right over here and he went in. after that i went back to find matt because we had separated. once we found him, ambulances started to arrive and shortly after that we saw four guys carrying another guy who was bleeding and they looked pretty exhausted because they had carried him all the way out. they were yelling at us. we ran over and helped take over and carried him to an ambulance and he had been shot underneath the left arm. >> reporter: at that point the gunman didn't know what the status was.
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so very heroic. what were you thinking as you rushed around trying to help people? >> well, my career path is one that is helping people. and that is all that was going through my mind. i wanted to get back there and help as many people to safety as i can. and minimize any damage that can be done. >> reporter: did people you were there with that night, have you been able to touch base with them? >> most of them, yes. there is still a couple friends i have yet to hear from. >> reporter: thank you so much for joining us. >> hearing about this horrifying night from another witness here. as he said the club was packed with college students. about 120 students that were of course very surprised when the gunman came this this and opened fire. again 12 people are dead. a sheriff's deputy died in the shooting. he was one of the first to respond to the scene. a very brave man. he was a 29-year-old vet survived by his son and wife transported to the hospital and later died at the scene. the suspected gunman is also
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dead. we don't know much about who he is, his age, where he is from, but of course this is an on going investigation. folks want to know if this is linked to terrorism, definitely not a surprise anymore. some of the people here that enjoy country music were also in las vegas during that mass shooting so they're having to relive another tragedy. we will continue to follow this story out of southern california. we'll take a quick break and we'll be right back.
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welcome back to the kron 4 morning news. we are following breaking news out of southern california where at least 12 people were killed at borderline bar and grill during country night. police say one of the people killed was a sheriff's deputy. he was a 29 year vet on the force. eyewitnesses they describe the shooter as a short man with a
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beard. he came in wearing a dark trench coat, glasses, a ski mask, some witnesses say he had a handgun and smoke bombs. he opened fire, came through the front door. he shot a bouncer, another employee, and then he opened fire on the young folks that were there at the club. another eyewitness that was there at the bar at the time describes this as just a chaotic scene that unfolded. >> he was shooting everything from the speakers to everything. we just saw smoke and the shots taken off. we tried to get down as fast as we could and get out of there. even got down and freaked out and ran around. i told her to get down, get out. i said let's move, we've got to get out of here. we don't know where he is coming from. it was a semi automatic. i heard 18-20 rounds at a time. that is all i heard. >> our main concern is take cover, hoping that all of our
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friends that were in there would get out. i didn't see anyone else that was down. but it was such a blur. i don't even know what to think of it still. >> for the local young adults that frequent borderline on this night, college night. a lot of people like to go there and have fun and shoot pool. i understand he was at the pool tables which is concerning because they are close to the front door when this went down. so that is concerning. >> once again 13 people are dead in this mass shooting. ron helis a sheriff's deputy. he was one of the responding officers to the scene. the gunman is dead as well. this all happened around 11:20 last night in ventura county. this place was packed with college students. they normally gather on wednesday nights be for what they call country night and they did not expect something like this to happen.
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parents and other family members have started to gather here just outside of the scene that they have blocked off as they mourn the loss of their children and other family and friends. some folks were transported to the hospital with gunshot wounds. some were injured from glass and other flying debris. we'll take a look and get the latest response from other witnesses. and we will check in at the hospital with the latest as well. we'll have another update coming up.
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>> dr. stanley: remember this: cannot change the laws of god. when he has visited you in some form of adversity and he brings you through that, that's like he has increased the strength of the foundation of your life and your faith in him. [music] welcome back to the kron 4 morning news. we are following breaking news out of southern california where 12 people have been killed at the borderline bar and grill. just off of highway 101 during country night. this place was packed with young adults 18a lot of college students go there on wednesday night. police say one of the people killed was a sheriff's deputy. his name was ron helus.
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he was a 29 year vet. he was a very brave man. he ran in and shot by the gunman. the gunman immediately opened fire. a lot of folks gathered near the intersection. family and friends formed a prayer circle. just this tears and shock by this shooting that happened last night at around 11:20 at this very popular bar and grill. we are hearing from some witnesses that we had about 120 people inside. they were having a good time listening to country music. the gunman came in, he opened fire, he shot the security guard and another employee that was stabbing there at door. once again the gunman is dead. this is an on going investigation. of course people have a lot of questions. was this terrorism? did he know people inside? we just know he came in, he was dressed this black, he had on a
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trench coat, a ski mask. some witnesses say he had a handgun. some people broke windows when he opened fire. we will continue to track this story. we're hearing from witnesses about what they saw and what happened. police also held a press conference to give us a little update about what details that they have so far. let's listen in on this conference. >> a highway patrol officer and a sheriff made entry into the borderline because they heard shots being fired. and felt there might be additional victims inside. upon going through the front door, the sheriff sergeant was struck multiple times with gunfire. sergeant helus passed away at the hospital about an hour ago.
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sergeant helus was on the force for 29 years. was looked into retiring in the next year or so. he was a morepark resident and survived by his wife and son. it's a horrific incident. it's part of the horrors happening in our country and everywhere. i think it's impossible to put any logic or sense to the senseless. we have not found any type of assault rifle inside the location. the only weapon we have found that we believed used was a handgun but it's still early on and we have not gone through the scene in detail yet. it is a horrific scene in there. there is blood everywhere. 11 victims. the suspect is 12 and sergeant helus makes 13. sergeant helus was totally committed. he gave his all and tonight as i told his wife he died a hero
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because he went in to save lives. to save other people. >> back here looking at the intersection a live shot from southern california thousand oaks where this is still a developing story. and folks have a lot of questions and crews are still investigating, interviewing witnesses and some of the patrons that were at the club, at the hospital right now. some have gunshot wounds. some were injured by flying debris. other folks were trampled as they tried to flee the scene and get away from the gunman. once again the gunman is dead. it's unclear if he shot himself or took his own life. we don't have any details on who he is and why he did this if he knew anyone in the club or if this was terrorism. parents and other family members arriving to the scene with lots of questions. we'll continue to follow the story as we receive more details out of southern california this morning. back here at home, of course we
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need to check in on weather and traffic so let's go over to the weather center now with john who has a look at your forecast. we are in for another dry one out there today. you can see the golden gate bridge stretching over the golden gate itself without any fog present out toward the coast or inland. we do have stronger winds today than we've had your monday, tuesday, nor your wednesday. so today a bit of a change in regards that we do have a red flag warning in effect. it took effect at 10:00 p.m. and lasting through the day today and take us into tomorrow. this higher fire danger will be seen in areas lit up in red from the north bay through the east bay. and up and down the peninsula too. some of areas lit up in red will be more vulnerable to some of the gh as 45 miles per hour. sustained at times of nearly 30 miles per hour. in areas like sonoma, atlas peak up to calistoga. all of these areas looking at that potential. some of the strongest winds as we work through the day today.
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along with the strong winds, warm temperatures. we have very low humidity. look at how low it's dropping this afternoon. petaluma, sonoma falling below 10% as we roll through the afternoon. over night hours tonight it increases a little bit before again falling tomorrow morning. now temperatures are cool this morning, but they will be boosting back up into the 70s and a couple of 80s into the afternoon. 40s and 50s as of right now. the exception being novato and petaluma up in the north bay down into the 30s as you have gotten used to this week. moving into the afternoon, some of the 40s and 50s we are currently looking at will quickly boost to the 60s and 70s by the time we work toward 3:00 p.m.. sunny and warm yet again and windy conditions for quite a lot of us. i have more of your forecast straight ahead. picking up at the bay bridge toll plaza is. the drive into san francisco getting a little crowded. but a great ride across the
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upper deck to downtown san francisco with no big trouble spots coming in. so it's a good time to take that drive. heading over to 92. checking in on the san mateo bridge. your drive out of hayward to the peninsula looks pretty good. i don't have any big trouble so thes. accidents or stalls. a very quick 13 minutes to make your way from the nimitz across the span and out to highway 101. let's head over to the richmond san rafael bridge and check in on westbound 580. this is also a good ride through the tolls across the span and out to 101 with no big trouble spots. just under ten minutes to make your way out to 101 and san rafael. taking a peek at traffic tracker. no accidents here or stalls on highway 680. it is a good commute rolling south. about 12 minutes so right on time to make your way from highway 4 out to the split in walnut creek and over to alamo and danville. 424 west 11 minutes out of
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walnut creek through the caldecott heading over to the oakland maze. the east shore freeway is nice and quiet and so is 880. a big commute so far with no trouble spots leaving san jose eight minutes north. we'll head back to our breaking news story we've been following for you all morning long. another mass shooting out of southern california where 13 people are dead. 11 people that were inside of the nightclub, a sheriff's deputy, and the gunman. now this happened at borderline bar and grill. it was country night which happens every wednesday night. that event is normally attended by a lot of college students. we're talking about a lot of young adults that lived, worked in the area and attended school nearby. this is just off of highway 101. gunman walked in, opened fire. first shooting two people at the door. security guard and another employee from borderline bar and grill. and then he opened fire on the
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crowd. we're told there are about 120 people inside when the gunman opened fire. some witnesses say he was dressed in all black. he had a trench coat. he had on a ski mask. witnesses say he had a handgun and smoke bombs. so as he fired those shots and threw the smoke bombs out, folks were trying to escape. it was very hard to see. not only are people suffering from gunshot wounds, but some were injured as they were fleeing the scene. they have gunshot wounds. they are injured from broken glass. some of them broke windows with bar tools to try to escape. let's hear from some of those people that were there at the time. >> he fired the first shot. i knew it was live. i knew it was real. and i thought it was a joke. so i pulled them down and got to cover. and looked up and he was moving to the right. the bouncer, just a young man.
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and he shot the cashier. and then he started moving to the right. he wasn't looking at us. he went into the office. he ll. he just started shooting. and i should have stayed.. but i was worried about my boy. i apologize to anybody that guilty hurt. >> it was athermal wednesday. we were at the bar, having fun, dancing. and then all of a sunday you are like the bang, bang of the gunshots. and then it just started going crazy and people were pushing. we thought it was a owing. it sounded like fire crackers. everyone dropped down to the floor and -- >> again i thought it was a
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joke. >> the shooting was on that side. our friends got the bar stools and started slamming it against the window so we could get out. that is how we were able to get out. they broke the window. they broke the window and we were able to climb out. >> we are back out live. this is a live look from the intersection just outside of the bar and grill where this all happened. and as we've been reporting, parents and other family members are still arriving. we've also heard reports that they have formed a circle, a prayer circle as they mourn the loss of all the folks that were killed in this horrific mass shooting. we're also talking about the sheriff's deputy that was shot in this incident. a veteran of the force who is survived by his son and his wife. he was one of the first responding officers to the scene. described as a hero. he was a 29 year vet and he
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planned on retiring within the next year. we'll hear more from witnesses and more from the sheriff's department and we'll be right back. stay with us.
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for our children to live. together, we're building a better california. (robin) welcome back. ecking in i was on the dance floor dancing at the time and all of my friends were at the table by the door. and i heard the gunshot, i turned around and i saw him shoot a couple more times. within a split second everyone yelled get down. and everyone dog piled on top of each other. and it was silent for a couple seconds. and then all of a sudden a couple of guys that were closer to the the bar, they got up and started running to the back door and said get up, he's coming. and so it was a huge panic. everyone tried getting up. trampled a couple times. some guy came behind me and
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lifted me up and said let's go. and then i got a bar stool thrown at my head because they were trying to break the window to get out. it was really, really shocking. it kind of -- with my dad being in the military for so long, he has kind of in a way prepared me but not. i never thought anything like this would happen. i got my head in check really quick and thought i need to get to shelter. i didn't really have time to think about why this is happening like what is happening. it was just like get out. he was -- he had two rounds they know with him. he transitioned them in six seconds so really it's a. he knew what he was doing. >> you are hearing from witnesses. they were in the borderline bar and grill at the time of this mass shooting. this is a breaking news story we've been hollowing since last
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-- we've been following since last night out of southern california. 11 people people killed inside of the club. one of the folks shot was a sheriff's deputy. and of course the gunman. that makes 13. a total of 13 that are dead. it's unclear if the gunman shot himself or if he was killed by police. but of course this is a developing story that we will continue to follow as we hear from witnesses as we hear from investigators that are still on the scene. we're also checking into the hospital where a lot of folks were transported. some with gunshot wounds. some hit with flying debris. limited details on the gunman, who this person is, his age, where he lives, did this. a lot of folks are asking, is this terrorism? crews are still trying to piece together all of the evidence and gather more details. as we receive that information, we will definitely pass it on. but another horrific scene here out of southern california. another mass shooting that the country has to deal with.
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we'll hear from some parents and family members that are gathering there as well. back here at home, let's check in with the forecast. john. we are in for another dry and warm one stepping outside for this thursday. here's a look in san francisco. you can see just how clear and dry it is out there. all the way out to the coast. not seeing any fog yet again this morning. san jose nice and dry too. and your view from the east bay also showing off the bright city lights in the disstance. showing you just how lacking of any marine layer we are across the bay today. this high pressure continues to be built up. a big picture setup is right to have the on shore winds or offshore winds taking very dry desert air from the great basin and the state. out here to the coast. the dry winds will gust as high at times up to 45 miles per hour. and be resulting in humidity well below 10%. so fire danger is an issue for the day today with red flag warnings in effect through the
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evening tonight. 60s and 70s for san francisco's daytime highs today. downtown san francisco right at that 70-degree mark. half-moon bay upper 60s with pacifica right at 70 degrees today. looking at low 70s as well from brisbane down to burlingame. mid 70s to upper 70s further south. wood side today one of our warmer spots at 77. not quite getting that warm for the south bay today.areas in the mid 70s with cupertino, campbell, and morgan hill at 74 degrees for your highs. east bay these will be cities with temperatures just a touch cooler than yesterday. but with winds increased that is where the fire danger comes into play. morocco and marin da you will be under red flag warnings. richmond and berkeley at 72 for highs today. sonoma, napa, and uniteville some of our warmer spots
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nearing the 80-degree mark. breaking down your next seven days pretty stable in the upper 60s while the bay and the low 70s and inland areas primarily in the mid 70s. checking in on the morning commute, we are hot spot free. no reports of any major alerts. there is a backup at the bay bridge toll plaza that is growing. mostly in the cash lanes. it's getting a little sluggish. backing up toward the end of the parking lot. but no reports of any major problems across the upper deck head into downtown san francisco. so it's off to a good start. this is west 580 to the richmond san rafael bridge. it is seven minutes so right on time to make your way from the
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pay gates out to highway 101 with no big problems to report so far. heading over to the golden gate bridge, checking in on 101 across the span here 19 minutes to make your way from the pay gates or from novato. 37 over to the pay gates in san francisco. city streets look pretty quiet too so no big trouble spots. traffic tracker showing us really good drive times. 11 minutes if you take 580. that is to make your way from vasco down to the dublin interchange. leaving the dublin interchange looks pretty good. making your way to fremont this morning with no big trouble spots. there the nimitz at the limit wide open. rolling south 238 out to 237. and no issues for 237 west. it's six minutes from 880 to 1010 and sunnyvale. we'll take a look at drive times coming up in a bit. meanwhile back to our breaking news story we've been
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following for you out of southern california. thousand oaks. a mass shooting has claimed the lives of 13 people. and the 13th person is the gunman that died. it's unclear if he took his own life or killed by police. this all started at 11:20 last night inside of borderline bar and grill. which is a very popular place. especially for young adults. 18 and over. a lot of college students go there to enjoy country music on wednesday night. they were in there having a good time. we're hearing from witnesses the place was filled with 120 people or so when a gunman walked in and just opened fire without any warning. he shot a security guard at the door. another employee dressed in a trench coat. according to witnesses he had a handgun, he had some sort of smoke bomb devices that he threw in. and he just opened fire.
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people panicked, some were shot, some were injured by flying debris. some were injured as they tried to escape. parents and other family members have been showing up at the scene. we've also heard from the sheriff's department about the deputy that was shot and killed. he was a veteran of the force. 29 years on the force. he was one of the first responding officers to the scene. described as a very brave man. he was shot upon arrival by this gunman. and we'll have more details coming up for you after the break.
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welcome back to the kron 4 morning news. the time is 4:54. we are look at thousand oaks where crews are investigating a mass shooting that happened last night at 11:20 at borderline bar and grill. a total of 13 people are dead. that includes 11 folks that were inside of the club. a sheriff's deputy. one of the first responding officers to the scene.
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and the gunman. the gunman is dead but it's unclear if he took his own life or if he was shot by police. a number of folks have been transported off to the hospital with nonlife threatening. some of them with nonlife threatening injuries. some were injured by debris. some have gunshot wounds. some wereyed by objects that -- some were injured by on thes that were being thrown by those trying to escape. the gunman we're trying to hear more information about the gunman where he is from, why he did this, if this is terrorism. we will continues to follow this breaking news story and we'll have more coming out of southern california. as we receive that information, we'll pass it along to you.
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( darya ) from the bay area local news stories with breaking news. >> this was a normal wednesday.
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we were at the bar having fun, dancing. all of a sudden, the bang, bang, gunshots. it just started going crazy. we thought this was a joke. we didn't take it seriously at first. everyone dropped down to the floor. >> we thought it was a joke. >> our friends got the bar stools and threw it through the window so we could get out. that's how we were able to get out. he broke the window. broke the window. >> young people, a lot of them college students, scrambling for their lives late last night in southern california when -- when a gunman walked into a bar. he had a handgun with an
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extended magazine, reloaded it twice, ended up killing 11 of the kids and maybe adults as well and the sheriff's deputy. >> the sheriff's deputy, 29 years on the force, was set to retire next year. we'll hear from the sheriff in just a little bit. there was a press conference where he talked about what happened inside and more about the sheriff's deputy f you're just join -- deputy. if you're just joining us it happened at the borderline bar and grill down south in ventura. a couple of colleges nearby where students would frequent on wednesday night. this was country college night, 18 and up. so you didn't have to be 21 to go. so a lot of college kids there. >> pepperdine and cal lutheran. actually, our reporter has been
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not bar and we have her there. we heard some of the kids how they had to break the window to get out the back. the gunman walked in and started firing from the front. tell us about the setup of the bar. >> reporter: i went topical state north ridge, which is a college that often goes to this country line dancing type of bar. everyone is just in shock because there's always a long line to get in so that's why it's kind of confusing. if they went in around 11:30, around 11, i feel the line would be wrong. that's why it's shocking that someone would be able to get in with a gun or guns. obviously, we're still learning
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more because this is a huge bar and grill. they have a dancing area where they sometimes teach line dancing. on the other side thhave different types of games, a wrap around area, 18 and older. this is a college night. so different types of the bar. so that's why it's devastating to hear that some of these young, young people were just dancing and then just fell to the ground. other people were laying over other people trying to protect them, so this is just mostly devastating for me because i went to college down there and lutheran university is down there, pepperdine, cal state university, northridge. a lot of people go there just to have a fun night. there's country line dancing and the fact that 11:00, 11:30 this broke out. i don't know how the person got
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through the longtakes a long time to get in there and sometimes the line wraps around the building. >> give us an idea the best you can, the layout. we heard from that one young person who said they had to break a window to get out. is there just that one entrance, a back entrance or people, as she said, had to break windows to get out. >> reporter: they try to keep it one way in, one way out. because it's 18 and older and 21 older as well. they don't want people younger than 18 to get in so they do regulate that very hard. that's why they keep the door -- that's why i'm surprised the gunman got inside. i'm not surprised. there's tons of windows. i can imagine people using chairs, bar stools trying to get out.
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at that point you're hiding for cover. getting in and out of that place would be difficult, especially making sure young per people don't get inside. >> there's the one door in the front but no other door to get out of but there are windows around. >> reporter: lots of windows around. there are these ramps that go along the side. there might be an outdoor smoking area. i'm not sure about that. it's not a huge way to get in and out. they make this very, you know -- they have to check idea. >> from what we're understanding about the weapon the gunman used, it was apparently a hand gun. if he was wearing a jacket, it would be easy for him to conceal. >> and there was at left one victim, i saw, that had been
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shot and killed outside. we do know the first people he shot when he got inside was the doorman and the cashier. >> oh, wow. >> so he started there, started in the front and as everyone was scrambling running for their lives to get out, he continued to shoot. >> reporter: at that point you would be >> we were able to get file video of the inside of the bar. you think of a small bar. this is a massive place with lots of different areas. >> line dancing. how many people do you suppose work there on a college country night? >> reporter: i would say hundreds try to go but they obviously have a line wrapped around. i don't know what the capacity is. it's definitely a huge, huge
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bar and grill. they have a restaurant inside. this time it's college students going hoyt. when you're 18 you can't go to a bar so this is their fun college night. >> this is our first video of the bar and grill, so this does give you a much better idea. >> to be clear, this is not video from last night. nils is pro-- this is promotional video. it's a large capacity venue with a lot of young people who come on these wednesday college nights. there are several universities where students come from. >> thanks for your perspective. i want to give you time to get off the phone so you can call any friends or family, if you know someone still at the colleges there that you're concerned, follow up, talk to them and hear what they know. we'll talk to you in a little bit. so this is obviously, a developing story.
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what we're wondering and what the police are wondering, motive. who was the gunman. why did he open fire. it appeared he killed himself. this didn't appear to be anyone else armed other than the sheriff's deputy who was shot and killed immediately. >> pepperdine, one of the schools where students come from to go to the bar. they issued a tweet. i just want to read it. the tweet reads the university has determined that multiple pepperdine students were on site at borderline bar and grill in thousand oaks. at this time the university is working to identify and provide support to those students. pepperdine is working with students and will provide more information pals available. the university offerses its deepest condolences. i can only imagine there are a number of parents waking up who have kids who go to csu
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northridge, who go to pepperdine. maybe you haven't heard from your child yet. pepperdine has confirmed some of its students were at this bar and grill. if you haven't heard from them, please contact them just to verify for yourself. >> we're looking at where a lot of the injured were sent. there were a dozen people who were injured. they have bullet wounds as well. it is, if you know guns at all, she said that it definitely looked like this guy was very familiar with guns because he was able to change. he had an extended mag zone on the handgun and was able to change within six seconds. >> which are illegal. >> do we have sound? >> we were seeing anything from
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just shots. we tried to get out as fast as we could. everyone started freaking out, running around. lets. >> just move. we don't know where he's coming from. there were 18, 0 rounds -- 20 rounds at a time before i got out. >> just taking cover. i didn't see anyone else who was down and stayed down. it was such a blur. >> again, what we're looking at now is the police investigation to find out more about the gunman and why he opened fire. all we know is he was dressed in dark clothes from head to toe. something over his face, a mask, ban dan da, glasses --
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bandana, glasses and a hat. a dozen people were injured in addition to the 11 people and sheriff's deputy who was killed and the gunman. >> we did hear from the ventura county sheriff. he broke up a couple times during that press conference overcome with emotions but he described it as quote a horrific scene. he said there's a lot of blood in there and he didn't want to go too far in for fear of condition tam nateing the scene -- contaminating the scene. they're not ruling out another weapon has been used. they haven't done a full sweep inside. >> kids said a smoke bomb went off inside. we'll have more on themes. it's our only big story. we have wall-to-wall coverage
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on it. we'll have team coverage and live reports. first, we want to get a look at the weather and traffic. >> thanks so much, guys. stepping out we have dry conditions. that's the biggest thing you have to notice as far as weather. even though temperatures are pretty much the same, winds have picked up as well as some very dry conditions with relative humidity falling below 10%. flag warnings in effect as we speak. it will take us into tomorrow morning too. winds gusting as high as 4345 miles per hour. some of these areas are lit up in red. it's a lot of the bay area. here's a look at temperatures today. though will be eventually up into the 70s. 70s in san francisco. oakland at 74. san jose is cooler at 73
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it's a horrific scene in there. there's blood everywhere. 11 victims, the suspect 12 and sergeant helus makes 13. the sergeant was totally committed. he gave his all. tonight, as i told his wife, he died a hero because he went -- he went in to save lives, to save other people. >> and there's a picture of the sheriff's deputy who was killed this morning by the gunman who went in and opened fire. he was a 29-year veteran of the ventura department. >> looking to retire in the next year or so. he is one of the 12. the other 11 we presume are young people, people at the borderline bar and grill. they were enjoying a night of
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fun. this is 11:20 when the gunman opened fire. 18 and over and as we've talked to our own sara stinson who's been at that club when show was going to college, she said that -- show went to cal state north ridge. she said like last night it's packed with a lot of 18-year- olds who are excited to have fun at a bar because they complaint normally. >> pepperdine tweeted out. we're also learning information that's starting to come in through other news sources like the l.a. times. they have a source this has told them that authorities a law enforcement tells the times that the gunman was a 29-year- old man that he drove his mother's car to that bar and walked in with a .45 caliber hand gun and some type of smoke device. this is coming from a law
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enforcement source. he said when he attacked, he said nothing. the gun was purchased in ventura county. he reloaded twice and had an extended magazine, which is illegal. that's how he could get off more than 30 shots or mormt i heard one man who got out of the bar with his life, was worried about his child and he broke down saying i should have gone back in because it takes some time to reload. i could have saved people. the guy seemed to be familiar with his weapon. he was able to reload for six seconds. it was silent for a few seconds and then the firing resumed. >> sara stinson said there's only one point of entry and exit.
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some breaking windows and jumping out. a lot of the people who have been arriving at hospitals in the wake of all of this have had injuries all the way from injuries to bullets to also injuries with broken glass as they're jumping out windows and people were hang mad dashes to the only points. we did hear from several people who witnessed it all and described what happened next. >> i was on the dance floor dancing. then i heard the gunshot and saw him shot a couple more times. within a split second, everyone yelled get down. everyone pretty much dog piled on top of each other and it was silent for a couple seconds. then i'll of a sudden a couple guys who were closer to the bar, they got up and started
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running and said get up. he's coming. so this was huge panic. everyone tried getting up and then trampled a couple times. some guy came behind me, lifted mow up and said let's go. i got a bar stool thrown at my head because they're trying this break the window to get out. this was really, really shocking. it kind of -- with my dad being in the military for so long, he's kind of in a way prepared me. i never thought something like this who happen, but i kind of got my head in check really quick and i need to get shelter. i need to do something. i didn't really have time to think about what's happening. this -- it was like get out. he had two rounds that i know with him. he changed them within about six seconds, which was fast. so he knew what he was doing.
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>> that was the girl who said she was familiar with guns and knew he new how to handle the gun. there are reports from the l.a. times who heard from law enforcemented said it was a 29- year-old man. >> we heard from the president of the united states turning to twitter to send out his first thoughts it. reads quote i have been fully believed on the terrible shooting in california. law enforcement 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. great bravery shown by limits california highway patrol was on scene within three minutes with the first officer to enter shot numerous times. that sheriff sergeant shot numerous times. thank you to law enforcement.
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>> we'll continue to follow this develop -- thousand oaks california. we'll be right back.
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identified the gunman but they are not releasing his name. they know who he is was but until they do more investigative work, they will not release it to the public. this chaotic scene went down about 11:20 last night. 12 people were killed, 11 inside the bar and one was a charges with -- was a sergeant with the ventura sheriff's department. we're talking 13 people who were killed at the site. we got chance to talk to the mayor of thousand oaks. >> some people have been transported and are showing up at our local hospitals. right now the sheriff's department is doing an investigation to determine exactly what happened. >> the information is chilling. we know that some of the
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victims just sprinted out of the bar and grill. it was college night. so more than likely the victims, many of the victims might have been very young college aged. their names are not being released until their families have been notified. one person ran out. there was an officer who happened to be near boy who was pulling a car -- by who was pulling a car. he said there's a shooting at the bar and the officer couldn't believe this but he looked at how serious this person was, so that officer ran to the scene. as far as the officer who died, 29-year veteran of the ventura sheriff's department. his name is ron helus. he leaves behind a wife and son.
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he fired the first shot. it was live. it was real. first, thought this was a joke, so i pulled him down, got cover. he was moving to the right. he shot the doorman, bouncer. he was just a young man. he shot the cashier, just a young girl and then he started moving to the right. help didn't say anything at all. he just started shooting.
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i should have stayed but i was worried about my boy. i should have stayed. aapologize to anybody who-- apologize to anybody who got hurt. >> many people did get hurt. it unfolded about 11:20 last night in thousand oaks. this is a huge dance and bar and venue that kids come from various colleges from miles around. >> this is the borderline bar and grill and last night was college country night, line dancing. many standing outside with over 100 people inside. a lot of people from the surrounding colleges come. students from pepperdine were there, csu north ridge, california lutheran, moore park
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college also a stone's throw away. this wouldn't be a surprise to know that students from there were there at the borderline bar and grill trying to enjoy a night of fun when absolute chaos broke out with the gunman. police have -- they haven't released that yet to the public. >> he was killed as well. >> it appears he shot and killed himself. as for the gunman, we just know he was 29 years old, drove his mother's car to the venue. as a witness said started in the front, then opened fire on everybody else, reloaded a couple of times, had a hand gun and released some sort of smoke grenade as well which would have made it difficult for the people to see, to get out, to know what's going on. i've also heard from a lot of
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the kids. that's the telltale sign. the scene has not been cleared. it's left with the diseased inside. they are investigating how this unfoamed and they have not identified the kids who were killed. all we've identified is the sheriff's deputy who was killed. he's the only one who's been named in any of this. >> and that's sergeant ron helus, a 29-year veteran of the force. so he was coming to the and of his watch on the police force. there unfortunately, it ended like this, but he died a hero. that's what the sheriff said he told the sergeant's wife and he leaves behind a wife and young son and that is what we know about who died in this this morning. again, none of the victims
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identified publicly, the gunman either. they will be collecting evidence looking to see if other weapons might have been used in this. they did find the gunman with a hand gun. >> let's take a listen to some of the people in the bar and what they say they saw and heard. >> so a normal wednesday night. i was with my friend matt. i had a clear seating of the bar, front desk where the shooter entered. i didn't focus too much attention to him. he raises his arm. the first shot within the off. i thought it was someone playing a prank with an m80. after i out, i warned the
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chp officer. he went in and went back to find matt because we separated. once we found him, ambulances started to arrive. shortly after that we saw four guys carrying another guy who was bleeding and they looked pretty exhausted because they carried him all the way out. so they were yelling at us. we ran over and carried him to an ambulance. he had been shot. >> so a lot of young people have been injured and killed. 13 killed, including the gunman. this is a bar with pepperdine, and we heard from a girl celebrating her birthday with her friends. there are a number of colleges, cal lutheran. it draws a lot of kids on
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wednesday night because they allow kids 18 and younger. our sara stinson had been to that bar on a number of occasions. because everybody is describing the chaos inside the bar and how it was very difficult to get out. a lot of them had to break windows to get out because there's only one main entrance in. can you explain the layout of that bar and what's it like inside? >> reporter: i can only imagine how chaotic and devastating and scary it meet have been. there's basically one way in, one way out. they try to keep it that way to make sure they can dpi. i.d. people. so they have a doorman and they
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have a huge line. it's very popular. it's fun. it his good country music usually on wednesdays, college night. like you said a lot of universities in the area and you can meet people from other colleges and a lot of people drive there from kind of far away. northridge is 30 minutes. pepperdine 30 minutes but they all come to this bar. coming there they must have been feeling trapped. the man saw the guy go inside. hoe was able to go outside. the other people were dancing. it's loud, they probably didn't hear. it's a wraparound bar. it's a massive venue. there's another part where there's games. there could be a smoking venue. i can't really remember about the ven now but -- venue but
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the most devastating part these young students, they're dancing and then they see people falling to the ground. they start falling to the ground. it's dramatic. we've sewn a lot of mass shootings. this is a large venue, a large enclosed venue, so you're stuck in there. breaking windows. obviously, that person was thinking smart and had to get out. >> just to make this clear, carp a, while you -- sara while you were talking, we have some promotional video that shows it. it's a big venue that draws college kids from miles around. thank you from your perspective. here's that video this. shows you and that added to the chaos. some people said i thought a balloon was popping. they didn't know what the popping was. >> you can imagine on a line
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grill. a 29-year veteran of the ventura county sheriff's department, his name is ron helus. he was rushed to the hospital. unfortunately, he died from his gun wounds. he was one of the first responders to the scene and was shot shortly after arriving. he was pulled out by another officer. his friends, the ventura sheriff's department, he said that was his friend. he choked up talking about his friend who even the president this morning is calling him a hero. it was college night at the borderline bar and grill. 18 years and youngser were -- younger were allowed to go. authorities have been able to identify the gunman but they're
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not releasing his name at this time. it's a massive scene. you can see witnesses and victims being pulled out. the victims are still inside and some of them being led into ambulances and rushed to nearby hospitals. as far as a motive behind this massacre, they simply don't know at this time. the gunman is described as a 29- year-old man wearing dark clothes. he came in with a smoke device and started firing. he had a handgun he was reloading a couple of times. so far they have not been able to find any sort of assault rifle. we'll continue with the breaking news when we come back.
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shots were heard. unfortunately, it's the second time in a year and month it happened. 50 or 60 others were in the building. >> then the shooting kept going. they were slowing smoke bombs.
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it hit me. windows broke. >> of the people describing how they escaped that bar when the shooting started. a gunman walked in and opened fire inside this bar in thousand oaks. it's not far from pepperdine, a place where a lot of college kids go. it's a very popular college bar. there are many young people definitely among the dead this morning. 13 killed and that includes the shooter and it also includes a sheriff's sergeant. >> the victims and those injured have gone to local hospitals. there's a press conference happening. let's listen in. >> i want to take a moment to say our hearts go out to sergeant helus. we have lost a wonderful 29- year veteran of our sheriff's department.
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>> how do we move forward as a community? >> obviously, we have to give everything we can to the families and give them everything we can. i know right now they want to know but these are people in the prime of their life. these young men and young women. their loss is going to be an impact to that family forever. you can never get over that and we just want to make sure that we can give them any comfort that we can and part of that comfort goes back to what i'm saying. we need to have something come from this than just the grieving. >> thank you for your time. thank you for helping the families. >> jumping into live coverage. that's where we're getting a lot of our information as we do have live team coverage. this is a live shot of the intersection that is near the
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hospital where a lot of these people were rushed. there were a dozen people injured in addition to the 12 people who were killed by a gunman overnight about 11: 20. >> i think this is the intersection at the borderline bar and grill. you can see the intersection is blocked. >> you can't get to the bar. however, families who haven't been able to reach their loved ones, they're concerned, that they haven't heard from in many cases their child who was at the scene. the sheriff's deputies are collecting information for all of those in the accounted for because they have not moved the bodies of those who were killed in the bar. nils is a live shot of that teen center. so you have people showing up, many in their pajamas. >> and at last count there were
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about 20 to 25 people waiting for word from people. one of the people is jason kaufman. he had a chance to speak to our partner cnn. his story is gripping. he said last night he said good- bye to his son as his son was meeting up with friends to go to this club. he said he didn't know anything was wrong until some of the friends he was with called him to tell him there was a shooting at the club. they got out but didn't know the fate of his son. their son, he keeps trying to call, it keeps going to voice mail. the app is telling me that my son's phone is the club. it's not moving. i keep calling it. it rings and rings and rings. he's hoping that maybe his son dropped his phone and is out there but hasn't contacted him yet but he's at that teen center waiting for word.
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>> the police are not identifying any of the victims in this and all of those victims, the 11 people who were killed in the bar, plus the sheriff's deputy remain exactly where they were gunned down at 11:20 last night by a lone gunman who walked in to that bar, immediately shot the bouncer at the door, then went to the front desk, the office and continued to open fear. he had an extended magazine, which is why he was labor to get off so many shots. he reloaded twice, very rapidly, not giving anyone time to escape. there was nowhere to go, no other doors that were easily accessible, which is why a lot of people ended up breaking windows. there were a off duty police
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officers who were in the bar and that's how they got out. presumably they weren't armed because we know of no other shots that were fired. 29-year-old gunman who hasn't been identified. you have all of these parents waiting to hear. >> we have had a chance to hear from some of the witnesses that were in that borderline bar and grill when the shots first started ringing out. let's take a listen to one person's account. >> it was a normal wednesday. we were at the bar, you know, having fun, dancing and then all of a sudden there's at bang, bang, the gunshots. it started going crazy. we thought it was a joke. we didn't take it seriously at first. you freeze, thought it was fire
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crackers. everyone dropped down to the floor. >> thought this was a joke. >> the shooting was on that side. then our friends got the bar stools and they started slamming it against the window so we could get out. that's how we were able to get out. he broke the window. they broke the window and we were able to climb out. >> the stories are horrendous and these kids are traumatized. some of them had been to the festival. they have not touched the scene as far as moving the bodies. 11 people in the bar that were
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killed, many young people presumably. >> a sergeant was killed and the gunman killed himself. >> we'll take a quick break. we'll be back with more coverage of this breaking news coverage in just a minute. stay with us. ♪♪ face the world as a face to be
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the potential for rapid ok spread of wildfire. humidity falling well we low -- t( below 10%. very dry air in place. and with the winds on top of çó that, take a look at where they're at right no, i. ok28- miles per hour right now xd sustained is a notice ma. gates. it goes all the back to the 88 0 over crossing. 92 is under 15 minutes from the any mets to the bay shore. richmond center still a great drive. and drive time highway 4 recovering from a crash in pittsburgh so sluggish out of antioch, 278 to 237 -- 238 to 237 doing well. if you're just waking up. we had a mass shooting to the south in thousand oaks just to
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the west of los angeles. board ler line bar & grill. a began man walked in at 11:20 walked in and opened fire killing the doorman and himself. the gunman appeared turned the gun on himself. more details coming up in just a minute. stay with us. you know when you're at ross and you realize it's time your sister stopped borrowing your sweaters? yes! that's yes for less. stop stealing mine... never. the perfect sweater makes the perfect holiday gift. and it feels even better when you find it for less - at ross. yes for less.
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gathered at this dance bar, the border line bar & grill for a night of fun at 11:20 when the gunman walked in and started shooting. 13 dead including the gunman and sergeant who rushed in to try and save lives and was gunned down immediately. >> let's get the latest. we have the latest from the scene, paul. >> reporter: aghastly scene inside the border line bar & grill and now the grim task of trying to identify the victims of this mass shooting. >> so when our friends got the bar symptoms and started slamming them against the wind yo so we could get -- window so we could get out. that's how we were able to get out. they broke the window. >> shortly before midnight in thousand oaks, california a man with a gun entered the grill. the grill was hosting a college
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country night and was packed with college students. and the man fired into the crowd. >> he kept firing and i ran out the front door and chairs were being thrown out the window and people were trying to get out the window. >> a couple of guys closer to the bar got up and started running toward the back door and said get up, he's coming. >> at least a dozen people were killed including sheriff's deputy ron heel lis who was one of the first to respond. >> gave his all and as i told his wife, he died a hero because he -- we went in to save lives ) noand other people. >> reporter: and there will be a memorial progression for sergeant husband as his body leaves the hospital at ten -- helus as his body leaves the hospital at 10:00 this morning. i'm paul ver cnn o n? >> thank you. so many families wait
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willing for word to hear if their kids was one of the victims. pepper vine and cal state channel island and cal lutheran in the area. >> and also moore park college. a lot of families that go to school in southern california. if any of the schools are where your kids go to, just double- check and make sure they're okay this morning. we have heard from pepper dine they've darn pepperdyne they have confirmed some of their students were at the club. information is a bit hard to come by. a lot of confusion right now. we have families arrived at a teen center where they're waiting on word from the police. at this point, the investigation is being conducted within, again, the border line bar & grill and not much on confirmation of the victims or gunman made public in my event. they have confirmed the identity of the gunman but it is not public. >> all we know it is a 29-year-
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old man who had a.45 caliber handgun. reports it was an extended magazine he was using and relead -- reloaded at least twice and used a smoke bomb or something like that when he first walked in. you can't get close to the bar right now it is a horrible crime scene. we have gotten ahold of promotional video of the grill so you can get an idea how big it is. reports are there were well over 100 people inside. we're taking a look at the dance floor and pool area and everything else. and we something something who has been in the bar -- barbara st -- sara stinson who was in
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the bar before. >> reporter: it's always packed. reason i was mostly surprised by the mass shooting at board ler line. there's usually a long line and it's hard for me to -- for someone to get in. the gunman shot the person at the door and kept going. it is extremely loud and i remember there and it is extremely loud. you're like screaming to talk to people. it's loud, country music on wednesday nights. people are dancing and talking, a lot of people are underage because on college nights you can get in at 18 years old and people are not necessarily drinking. they're just out there having fun with friends and going to country line dance and a lot of people from different colleges. it must have been extremely loud in there. and people must have felt extremely trapped and that's why we're hearing people had to
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break windows to get out because there's literally one way in and one way out. i'm sure you can find a back door but in the heat of the moment you only know you only get in and get out one way. you only know to get out that way and couldn't get out and that must have been terrifying. >> not to mention, sara, you can feel for them as well. when it comes to this bar being a magnet for some different colleges we have all of these families waiting for word as to when their student was killed because they have not identified the 11 patrons that were killed. >> reporter: yeah, i've been looking on facebook to see if anyone i know from college and any of my sorority sisters. object why isly i went to -- obviously i went to college a while ago so none of my friends would go to college night. one of my friends was in the area and lives in an apartment
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two blocks down and she's shocked and can't believe this would happen this would happen at a bar we would go as young kids. 18 years old, you're excited to get in there, yo can go be at a bar -- quote unquote, bar with your friends and this is horrific. thank you. we are going to cnn live air and they are talking about the sheriff's department. >> about the sheriff's officer that was shot. let's take a listen. >> i've known ron for -- we both came on for 29 years. we came right around the same time. he's a really enthusiastic very energetic man and a true cop's cop. he worked narcotics investigative assignments and on the swat team for many years. it's just -- this was in his blood. had just a natural inn string for going after crooks
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-- instinct for going after crooks. and he loved spending time with his son. they would go fishing nupt sear i can't say and my heart goes out to the family and i can't imagine what they were -- they are going through. >> i know it is early. do we know who the shooter is or why he targeted this location? >>reporter: you know we don't have those details yet. our investigators are still working to determine what led this person to come here last night and commit this act. we just don't know. and this investigation will take a long time. we all have to be patient. we've got a lot of folks in there working. a horrific scene and there's a lot of evidence and it's going to take time to identify the bodies, identify the suspect and then take the actions that we need to look at his history
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and find out what -- what was goingon in his life and what led him to this place at this time to do the horrible things he did. >> thank you so much for helping us. that's the latest from the sheriff's department. we're monitoring more about the gunman. the only thing we know is that he was 29 years old. they're not identifying him to the media but apparently they do know who he was and that he was killed in the shooting, apparently shot himself. >> as you heard him describe, they're in the process of identifying all the victims within the building and that is leaving parents who haven't heard yet from their children on edge and they've all come together at a teen center in sherman oaks -- thousand oekdz i should say. right now they're left to wonder and wait. in fact, earlier i talked about a father who was waiting for word from his son who had gone out with friends to the border line & grill and i believe we have a sound bite from him.
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let's take a listen. >> i am very emotional right now. this is my first born son and -- it's tough. cody is a tough kid. what i'm scared of is cody went towards the action and not away from the action, knowing cody, i'm afraid that's what he did. i've known that he's one of the kids to run towards a bully and stand up for others and i think that's maybe what he did. i'm just as clueless at everybody else. >> he's saying that, james, as you were saying he hasn't heard from his son. the son's friends are the one that called the dad and said we got out and don't know where cody is. the phone is ring and ring and shows the location is in the bar and we know the victims who were killed -- they're in the barright now because police are going through the gruesome task of looking at all the evidence, collecting the evidence and identifying the victims and
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trying to figure out how all of this unfolded last night starting at 11:20 p.m. >> all right. this breaking news story throughout the morning. don't go anywhere, we'll have complete coverage for the duration of the broadcast. we have to get you updated to weather and traffic periodally so you can get out the door and off to work or school and where ever you may be. john if the forecast. what we're looking at outside is a dry one and windy one. that's why we have fire weather warnings in effect through much of the bay area this morning. taking a look at the groelden gate bridge, crystal clear out there. this is a familiar scene. we've been looking at dry, fogless conditions from the coast and inland and we're continuing that today. temperatures a lot more mild than yesterday. the 30s starting the morning yesterday. a few of those up in the north bay but most of us in the 30s and 40s. nevada and petaluma and sanity rows yeah still chilly and fairfield and brentwood a warm
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57 degrees to start the day. san francisco right there with you at 57 for the current temperatures. most 40s and 50s will be seen hanging on until around 8 a.m. after that we boost into the 60s and eventually 70s for your afternoon. red flag warnings in effect as we work through today. breezy conditions especially for the north bay. low humidity and continued dry p@iusuáher. send it over to robin for a look at traffic. i'm checking the ride into san francisco. it's very slow at the bay bridge toll plaza. there is a backup and goes to the bottom of the maze. here's commute out of caster valley because we have a crash involving a motorcycle. 580 west at the 238 split with injuries. most of the activity is there and you can see it backing up as you approach the split.
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richmond sante fa bridge no issues. golden gate bridge, not a problem. 1 on 01 looks great and -- 101 looks great and light into san francisco. 24 on the 1 -- only 11 minutes for west 24 to the oakland maze back to you. 6:11 back to the breaking news. the big shooting that happened at the border line bar & grill. and we're showing you a map of where it is. a lot of college kids go to the bar that's why we're extra -- giving you all the details. a lot of people from the bay area you may have kids that go to cal state north ridge and cal state channel island. pepper dyne. >> california lutheran university and moore park. >> this bar and grill essentially located amongst all the universities. on a night like last night when they have college country night you have students coming together for a night of fun and that's certainly not how it
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shoot a couple more times. and within a split second, everyone yelled get down and everyone pretty much dog piled on top of each other and then -- it was -- it was silent for a couple seconds and all of the sudden a couple guys closer to the bar, they got up and started running towards the back door and said get up, he's coming. and so -- it was huge panic and everyone tried getting up and then -- tramped a couple times. some guy came behind me and lifted me up and said let's go. i got a bar stool thrown at my head because they were trying to break the window to get out. it was really, really, really shocking. it kind of -- with my dad income the military for so long, he's kind of in a way prepared me but never really prepared me. i never thought something like this would happen. i got my head in she can really
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quick and i thought i needed to get shelter and make it out quickly. i didn't have time to think about what's happening. it was like get out. he -- he was -- he had two rounds that i know with him. he changed them within 6 seconds which is really fast. so he knew what he was doing. a young woman describing the moment that a man dressed in black walked into a bar in thousand oaks, california, on college night when 18-year olds and up are allowed in and opened fire. first he killed the bouncer, security guard. that's how he walked in. the cashier was next, the office and then spraying the dance floor with bullets from what's believed fob to be a.45 caliber gun maybe with an extended magazine that allowed him not have to reload as much. he reloaded very quick and apparently knew what he was doing. didn't say a word.
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he was 29-years-old drove his mom's car to the bar and opened fire at 11:20 last night and this morning there are families from many different colleges and young people that are waiting to hear the worst news because we know that 11 people in that bar were killed as well as a sheriff's sergeant who rushed in and was shot dead immediately by the gunman. >> you're looking at a live picture from the intersection just outside the border line bar & grill. the entire scene completely shut off at investigators process the evidence and piece together the sequence of events that unfolded beginning at 11:20 when the gunman entered and opened fire. the fbi is there and they're part of the investigative apparatus underway. we heard from the president who said he was briefed. in fact let me read quickly the tweet from earlier this morning. from the white house i have been fully briefed on the terrible shooting in california. law enforcement and first responders together with the fbi are on scene.
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13 people at this time are reported dead. likewise, the shooter is dead along with the first police officer to enter that bar. great brave reshown by police, california highway patrol was on scene within 3 minutes with the first officer to enter shot numerous times. that sheriff sergeant died in the hospital. god bless all the victims and families of the victims. thank you to law enforcement. >> we have a picture of that sheriff sergeant who was gunned down immediately when he entered the bar. we know that he was a 29-year veteran of the force just a year away from retiring. >> his name is sergeant ron helus and leaves behind a wife and young son. we heard from the sheriff s a hero going in immediately without backup to try and diffuse the situation himself. unfortunately, as soon as he entered the bar and grill, he was met with gunfire. >> we actually may have the sound bite now from earlier this morning. well, we'll share that with you
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later. right now we also have several live locations. in addition to the bar, which is you know -- which the whole area is blocked off and we've got that intersection. we're live at the hospital and live outside i think the thousand observation teen center. this is where -- oaks teen center and this is where the parents are wait to go get identities of the victim. >> we heard from a father who has a teenage son cody. >> cody. >> who went with friends to the club last night to enjoy, again, college country night. now the friends called him to let him know they made it out but so far they haven't been able to find cody so he's at the teen center waiting for word from police hoping for the best but fearing the worst this morning we are hearing more from people who were able to escape and this is from one man who regrets that he wasn't able to do more. >> he fired the first shot and i knew it was live and real.
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and i thought it was a choke. so i pulled on down and got under cover and looked up he was moving to the right. -- shot the doorman and bouncer, just a young man and he -- :rwgxhe shot the -- the cashier, just a young girl and then he started moving to the right. he wasn't looking at us. and he went into the office where all the cash and stuff is. he didn't say anything at all. he just started shooting and i should have stayed while he changed his clip but i was worried about my boy. i should have stayed. i apologize to anybody who got hurt. >> we do know there are at least 15 people who injured inside the ambulance as they scrambled to try to save lives.
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we don't know the condition of the people. they have various injuries. we're live outside the hospital as well where also people are waiting to hear the -- you know, the condition of their loved ones. we're back with live team coverage of the thousand oaks shooting in a couple of minutes.
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6:24 welcome back, everyone. let's get a quick check of the forecast. clear skies out there this morning. breezy conditions and dry conditions. and that's why red flag warnings yet again in place across the bay area. areas lit up in red are especially vulnerable to any sort of rapid spread of wildfire should a spark occur. we have winds gusting as high as 45-miles per hour and some -- in some of the more exposed areas. be careful as getting out there and enjoying the nice weather. winds predominantly from the great basin blowing off shore into the bay area.
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making for some warm conditions and especially dry air making its way our direction. temperatures pretty much the same as they have been the last few days. a lot of 60s and 70s up and down the peninsula and moreso in the 70s the further east and south you get in the bay area. just a bit cooler than yesterday for the south and east bay. dublin, pleasant ton at 74 and measure run da under a red flag warning at 73 and 75 degrees. natural pa in the upper 70s while santa rosa and petaluma also in the 70s. not a lot of chapg in the next 7 days besides -- change in the next 7 days besides a lot of cloud cover. traffic continues to fill in with the toll blah. >> into the oakland maze. flowing over to 580 west and all the 880 north connector out of west oakland. no major problems, still under 15 minutes. over to the east bay, we had a crash that was reported 580 west at 238.
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crews found it a little closer to north 238 at east 14th. that's the latest location just before east 14th. backed up on to 580 west as awe come out of caster valley merging on to 238. the bridge looks normal. 21 minutes in the peninsula. richmond also looks normal. very sluggish back from richmond parkway but quiet across the span. are moderate. 17 minutes on 680. the east shore freeway 25 minutes but growing from crockett down to the made. back to you. >> thank you. we're back with more breaking coverage. our live team coverage of the thousand oaks shooting where college kids were gathered last night for college night at a bar for 18-years-old and up. and gunman opened fire killing 13, including himself. we'll be back with more in a few minutes.
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just learning new details in the wake of the shooting in thousand oaks. cal lutheran located less than 5 miles away has cancelled classes. >> also hearing from pepperdine university. their classes will continue, however they are confirming this morning they had students from receiver college and the school of law at the board alreadier line bar & grill when shots rang out and 11 people were killed. they're continuing to monitor the situation and confirming the safety of the students and keeping in contact with the affected parents this morning. keep it tuned to kron4. 11 people killed, one sergeant was killed and the shooter is dead as well.
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will tran has the latest. >> let's talk about the sergeant that was killed. he was among the first responders to the scene. this went down around 11:20 last night. let me pull up a picture of the sergeant who's being called a hero including from donald trump on twitter. 29-year veteran. ron helus was shot multiple times and pulled from the scene by a fellow police officer and he was rushed to the hospital where he later died. i found out new information at 10:00 this morning so a little less than three and a half hours from now the body of ron helus, sergeant ron helus will be escorted out of the hospital. there will be a police procession. hundreds of officers obviously will be lined up there as his body is taken away and led to a funeral home where family and friends will finally get a chance to see him. he was set to retire next year.
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beloved by the ventura sheriff's department. did so many things in the 29 years that he was there, including a bomb squad, working with the swat team. we got a chance to hear from colleagues a little earlier and here's what they said about the hero. >> i don't think there's anything more heroic than what he did. he went in there to save lives. he took device sif action and -- decisive action and it's a tragic loss for us and it's tragic, the gentleman who was speak being the things that went on inside the club, people inside took heroic action as well and this is just a horrific situation for them to face. i've known ron for -- we've been on for 29 years. we came on right around the same time and he's just -- always areally enthusiastic very energetic man and a true cop's cop.
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he worked narcotics, investigative assignment and on the swat team for many years. this was in his blood. he had a natural instinct for for going after crooks and did it with enthusiastic and a great deal of -- enthusiasm and agreet deal of intelligence. he would spend time with his son. my heart goes out to the family. i can't imagine what they are going through right now. >> so you heard the colleague talk about the son and leaves behind a wife. there is the picture right there. president trump already taking to twitter thanking the brave police officers, the men and women and also pointing out the actions of ron had helus when -- ron helus. when announced to the public, there's the sheriff of the ventura sheriff's department he choked up saying he was a great guy and they were gym partners and we will try to carry that
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live when the procession happens. we will stream that for you. but now we are learning more about the gunman. at this time the police are not releasing his name. they believe he committed suicide but until an autopsy, they don't know if he was killed by his own hands for a gun battle with police officers. you've been out on some scenes. i want to take a couple of live shots and hear from you how they investigate this type of thing. there are so many people waiting out the hospital and over at the thousand oaks teen center. this is as close as you can get to the bar at this intersection and they've not been able to contact loved ones who's bodies remain in the bar. there's a reason they don't disturb the evidence. let's talk about that so people understand why wouldn't they identify the victims to these people who are waiting? sorry, i think we can't --
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there you go. >> they don't want them closer to the scene and this is a crime scene and it is hour richl and it is massive. there is a motion involved but they have training. they bring in the homicide investigators and bring in, in this case, they've asked for federal investigators to come in as well. they must preserve the crime scene. so unfortunately, a lot of the victims' bodies are still there. they have to take measurements. it is painstaking. i've been out there some times blinking back tears myself that the family and friends come up to you and ask you for information because we have direct contact with the authorities there. so they kind of use us for information. i just saw an interview from a man and apparently a lot of the parents are told to go to a certain center. this man and i'm a dad and it was hard to watch, he says i cannot find my son and it is tearing me apart. so it's very tough to be out there. you have to be patient and it is impossible to tell family
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and friends and loved ones, be patient and let the process play out. right now that the search is over for any suspected gunman at this time. now, the focus is on the crime scene, the motive, the measurements. so much goes onto it and it is meticulous. this scene will be locked down for days to come and that is why the parents, family and friends are told to go to a gathering place. from there more than likely they will send a representative from the authorities to try their very best to give them the information at this point. you said it earlier, the tell tale sign is they cannot reach loved ones and we all have cell phones next to us and that's our heartbreaking part. >> i want to give folks the number in the bay area that have a lot of college students that go to the area and bar. there's an emergency hotline set up if you need help or information locating anyone that you're missing after this
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shooting. i'll read the number and also we'll get on t on the website. 805465-465-6650, you can get the latest information and report if you have not heard from your loved one. we've got on the screen for you. there are some colleges to feed into the area and go to the bar. several colleges have students inside the bar when it happened. this bar and grill centrally located among all these. pepperdine. california lutheran university. csu channel islands and moorpark college and we've heard from a handful of universities confirming some of the students were attendance at this college country night again at the border line bar & grill. a popular event and venue where oftentimes usual have more than zrq3ñ 100 people inside with a line
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around the block just to try and help give you more of a sense of what a night like that is like, we our own crown force sara stinso n? >> with that we have promotional video of the bar so people can see how big the area is and you can explain how loud and chaotic it is as people gather to college night on wednesday night. >> reporter: it's college night and country night. it's a very fun night and full of people who are 18 and older, people come out. it is very loud and it's a huge venue but it's so loud in there and that's why i feel like this must have have been -- i want to know how long did it take for people to realize what was going on. we know that some people were dancing and then they started to see people literally fall to the ground. so just the imagery of that is just horrific. like, people go there to have a
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good time. they're in college, these are all young people and i think this is why it's just such a terrible, terrible story. and -- mass shooting, i mean we have shooting from all over the bay area that go down there for college. the thing about the bar is that, you know, there's one way in and one way out. people try to regulate and id people and make sure that no one under 18 goes in. already letting 18-year olds go in, they don't want anyone younger. the fact people felt trapped and had to get out and breaking windows and the glass. it's on top of dealing with a mass shooting and feeling trapped. even the people who survived this mass shooting, i can't imagine -- >> some of the survivors actually of this shooting are survivors as well as the shooting in vegas they were there too. >> we've heard from someone describing exactly that and here they've got a second tragedy. don't forget we are less than
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two weeks removed from the mass shooting that happened at a synagogue in pittsburgh. this saturday marks two weeks and here we are once again reeling from another mass shooting. back with more live team coverage coming to us from a thousand oaks california in just a few minutes.
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6:40 and a really nice start to the morning. temperatures actually fairly mild compared to where they have been. clear skies as the sun rises over the bay area. temperatures not quite as cold adds yesterday. we've got 40s and 50s to kick off this morning. fremont at 58 right now and berkeley at 53. a couple 30s in the north bay stretching from santa rosa. some of the areas among the breezest as we push into the afternoon and along with the winds fire warning are in effect through tomorrow. it's not just the dry conditions but also the winds. relative humidity drops this afternoon. petaluma falling below 10%. atlas peak dropping to 6% later on today. as far as winds are concerned, is a notice ma, 28-miles per -- sonoma, 28-miles per hour gusting to 45-miles per hour in some of the exposed higher elevation areas. fire danger increased today
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with the winds and dry conditions and with warmer than average temperatures too. winds carrying some warm dry air from the state's interior off shore keeping any sort of fog at bay today and temperatures out there for the day, pretty much the same as where we have been, a range of 60s and 70s. robin. checking back in on the bay bridge, it is packed. officially backed up through the maze on to 580 which is now solid from highway 24. traffic will improve on the span but heavier behind the plaza. look at the rich field bridge traffic is crawling on west 580 from harbor to the scene. clocking in at 12 minutes for the average. golden gate want a problem. a nice ride into and out of san francisco. an accident at westbound 24. the left lane is blocked so you can how traffic is building up quickly behind the scene. as i zoom out, here's the drive time 18 minutes and growing because of the crash walnut creek to oakland.
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checking on 17 and santa cruz mountains. a couple of accidents. one at the summit andal ma bridge. it's jammed all the way up to theal ma bridge exit. another peek at a crash at 238 northbound before east 14th. this one involves a motorcycle. this one is backed up to 580 merging on to 238. banl to you. crown 4 is the -- kron4 is the only local station in fact the only station in the nation going wall to wall with coverage of the mass shooting in thousand oaks, california where gunman burst into a packed bar and opened fire on people line dance onning college night killing at least 12 people including a sergeant with the sheriff's department before he was found dead at the crime scene. more of the live team coverage in just a couple of minutes.
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and -- i go out, i come back in to see if any stepdad is okay and hear him yelling and i ran. hearing from survivors of the attack in southern california that killed 13 people including the gunman who stormed in, really shot his way into this country music venue by killing the doorman first. >> and then the cashier. >> the cashier and then the dance floor packed with line dancers. college kids doing line dancing and playing pool and partying on a wednesday night when they allow 18-years-old and up into this huge venue in thousand oaks. >> you heard him talking about being there with his stepdad. and we heard other accounts by a father who was there with his son when the gunfire broke out and the inn stink was to protect his son and pulled -- instinctwas to protect his son and he was racked with guilt after the fact.
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i should have gone back in and stayed longer while he was changing the clips i could have done something to prevent. he was literally brought to tears while listening from him as he was just wishing he could have done something to help out. >> maybe we have the sound bite. >> we have a different one coming up. that sound bite is still in my head and hearing that. it was college kids and families too. parents with their children there enjoying what would have been a fun night when chaos broke out. here now, another witness to what happened explains what they saw. >> so it was a normal wednesday night. i was with my friend matt and talking to some people. i had a clear line of sight of the bar and front desk where the shooter entered. looked like another guy coming in. i didn't focus too much attention on him. saw him out of the corner. he raised his arm and first shot went off and i thought it was someone pulling a prank with an m80 and i looked at him and he continued shooting at the person at the front desk.
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after i got out i warned a chp officer who was right over here and he went in. after that i went back to find matt because we had separated. once we found him ambulances started to arrive and shortly after that, we saw four guys carrying another guy who was bleeding and they looked pretty exhausted they carried him all the way out and they were yelling at us, so we ran over and helped to take over and carried him to an ambulance and he had been shot underneath the -- the left arm. >> fired the first shot and i knew it was live and real. i thought -- my son thought it was a joke so i him down and got some cover and looked up and he was moving to the right. the shot the doorman and fwounser, just a -- bouncer and just a young man and he shot
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the cashier, just a young girl. and then he started moving to the right. he wasn't looking at us. and he went into the office where all the cash and stuff is. he didn't say anything at all. he just started shooting. and i should have stayed while he chapged his clip but i was worried about my boy. but i should have stayed. i apologize to anybody who got hurt. we know the gunman reloaded witnesses say at least twice as he continued firing on all of these people that were -- a lotof young people from colleges. they were trying to break windows to get out. some we have reports of people who jumped out of the second floor windows to escape. there were people hiding in the attic. people playing dead, hunkered down underneath bar tables and underneath a pool table trying to escape this gunfire that
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seemed not to stop. some witnesses say it felt like it was going on 5 or 10 minutes. all we know about the gunman -- here's another reason it was chaotic. he walked in with a gun but immediately through some sort of a smoke bomb as well. so that could have made it way more difficult for anybody to see or hear or know what was going on and enabled him to open fire on all of these defenseless kids who were gathered at the bar for a night of dancing. kids from miles around come to this bar regularly on wednesday nights. itnight where they invite all the kids from colleges 18-years-old and up to come to the bar from cal state north ridge and cal state channel islands, cal lutheran, which has cancelled classes. the closest college campus and pepperdine university also had kids in the bar that night. >> we've also heard an official statement from california governor jerry brown. we'll share that with you on the screen.
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you can hear that our hearts ache for the victims of the heinous act and the deepest condolences are with the thousand oaks community and those who lost loved ones. we are grateful for law enforcement and ron helus who took hairyic action to save lives last night. >> we want to give you the phone number as well. a lot of people in the bay area may have friends or family or kids yourself who go to any of the schools in southern california. if you're worried about a loved one or need information and haven't heard from friend or family member. there is the number to call. it's an emergency hotline that has been set up by authorities. 805-465-6650. >> just coming into the newsroom right now, we have what we believe is the identity of the shooter. and at this point he's been identified as 29-year-old ion long, we know nothing more than beyond that. now we know his name we'll try and get more information on
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him. and the big question is why? to the bar last night and open fire. we've got much more coverage on the breaking news story in just a minute. stay with us the kron4 morning news will be right back.
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6:56 is the time. we have wall to wall team coverage live this morning in the aftermath of a shooting that happened at 11:20 last night in thousand oaks near various colleges that feed into this bar the borderline bar and grill where a gunman walked in and opened fire and killed 12 people including a sheriff's sergeant and he's dead as well. we've been identify the gunman,
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we know his name is ian long. >> 29 years old. >> reports are he had a 45 caliber handgun. >> with extended magazines. >> which is illegal and witnesses say he was able to fastly reload it in secretaries, it indicates he knew what he was doing and he threw what seemed to be a smoke bomb to let people know what he was doing and it made more difficult for people to escape. we're expecting a live press conference from,000 oaks, we'll have it on the other side of this break. we'll be right back.
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entertain in style all season long. it feels even better when you find it for less-at ross. yes for less. the shooter has been identified as david ian long. he walked in around 11:20 and killed 12 people before killing himself, he walked in with a handgun. >> we'll have a live press conference and officials at the scene. we're looking to that. that should happen in the next 10 minutes or so.
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in the meantime we have resources in the area giving u.s. representative, there's a live shot of that press conference which is about to get under way. we have a reporter standing by, paul, what you can tell us and what's the situation right now? >> reporter: authorities are saying the shooter, a 29-year- old male from this area, for those inside, terrifying moments as they fled for their li

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