13 killed, including sergeant, during bar shootout in California

Posted at 3:10 AM, Nov 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-08 09:15:27-05

Authorities in Southern California reported 13 people were killed, including the gunman, in a shooting at a bar in Thousand Oaks late Wednesday.

The shooting was reported at 11:30p.m. at Borderline Bar and Grill. KCBS reports the bar was hosting a "College Country" night at the time of the shooting. 

According to the Ventura County Sheriff's Office, one of those killed was a Ventura County Sheriff's sergeant. According to the Sheriff's Office, Sgt. Ron Helus was first to respond to the shooting at the Borderline Bar and was hit several times by gunfire. He was a 29-year veteran of the department, and was looking to retire this year. 

There were about 18 people injured in the shooting, according to the Ventura County Sheriff's Office.

A spokesman with the Ventura County Sheriff's Office said the suspected gunman was dead inside the bar. He has not been identified. The Sheriff of Ventura County said investigators do not suspect terrorism as a motive.

President Donald Trump reacted to news of the mass shooting on Twitter early Thursday. 

Keep checking this story for new developments throughout the morning.