Thousand Oaks shooting leaves 13 dead

An ex-Marine killed 12 people in a shooting rampage at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks on the night of Nov. 7.

According to the Borderline Bar & Grill website, the bar was hosting “College Night,” a night of fun and dancing for local campuses such as CSU Channel Islands, CSU Northridge, Pepperdine University and Moorpark Community College.

Several people experienced minor physical injuries while Sgt. Ron Helus of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, Sean Alder, Cody Coffman, Blake Dingman, Jake Dunham, Alaina Housley, Daniel Manrique, Kristine Morisette, Telemachus Orfanos, Noel Sparks, Justin Meek and Mark Meza lost their lives due to the deadly attack, according to CNN.

The shooter was identified as Ian David Long and carried a Glock 21 .45-caliber handgun with an illegal extended magazine, according to Fox News.

He killed the security guard and started shooting inside the bar while the people inside frantically got down, ran away or broke windows to escape.

According to USA Today, Long posted on his social media during the attack before taking his own life.

Of those who died, most were young, college-aged individuals, which prompted President Soraya Coley to send a message to the Cal Poly Pomona campus community.

Coley said that no one from the CPP campus was at the site of the attack.

“While it does not lessen our sorrow, the Chancellor’s Office has confirmed that no CSU students were among the fatalities,” Coley stated.

Coley said that students should take action and “come together as a community” in the face of tragedy rather than let it divide us.

She also stated that anyone struggling to cope during this grieving time or any situation is encouraged to reach out to Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS), located in Building 66, room 116. The phone number is 909-869-3220. After-hours and weekend crisis support is available by calling the CAPS main line and pressing “2.”

Employees can call 1-800-367-7474 (CPPLifeMatters) or visit along with visiting the Office of the University Ombuds, which is a confidential resource for the campus faculty, staff and students.

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