A police officer was among at least 12 dead at a shooting in a bar in Thousand Oaks, California.
The incident happened at the Borderline Bar and Grill, about 40miles north of LA. Shooting began at 11:20pm, where around 200 people were inside the country music venue.
The suspected gunman was reportedly found dead inside the bar and police have not yet revealed the motives for the shooting. The police officer who was shot and killed was named as Sheriff’s Sgt. Ron Helus, who was labelled a “hero” for attempting to stop the incident.
Ventura County Sherriff Geoff Dean called the attack “horrific”. “It saddens us all and tears at our emotions. He died a hero. He went in to save lives, to save other people,” he added.