Father’s parting words to son killed in California shooting: ‘I love you’

Father’s parting words to son killed in California shooting: ‘I love you’

Father’s parting words to son killed in California shooting: ‘I love you’

Police said the gunman was found dead inside the bar on the outskirts of Los Angeles although it was not immediately clear if he was killed by officers or shot himself.

Deputies were called to Long's house in response to a disturbance in April, 2018 and "felt he might be suffering from PTSD", he said.

The police called in a team of mental health specialists who decided that Long did not qualify to be involuntarily detained for mental health evaluation under state law.

Then, he said, he and others pushed down the broken glass and helped about 30 or 35 people out.

Sgt. Ron Helus was among the 12 people killed when a gunman opened fire inside the Borderline Bar & Grill.

Dean said, "It's a horrific scene in there". Dean said there was "blood everywhere" inside the bar.

In a news conference, Dean said 12 victims were killed, including Ron Helus, a sergeant from his department who was one of the first responders to the scene.

"He said Helus was on the phone with his wife when he got the report of the shooting and he told her, "'Hey, I have to go.

Less than two weeks after the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting that killed 11, another mass shooting has taken a dozen lives in California.

"Great bravery shown by police", Trump tweeted.

A 23-year-old California Lutheran University student has also been identified as another victim.


"It's there", Mr Coffman told CNN.

"I was confused because we didn't have any balloons". "But I've learned, it doesn't matter what community you're in, it doesn't matter how safe your community is. I ran to the nearest exit and tripped and fell on the way and people kept running on top of me".

"It's got to change", said Gavin Newsom, governor-elect of California, at a news briefing on Thursday. "I'm alive and home safe", she said on Facebook.

Nick Steinwender, who is part of the university's student government, said his friends were inside the bar when the shooting started. "Pop pop pop", he said.

"There was probably three or four [shots]". "My stepdad dove and took cover and yelled at me, 'John, hit the deck!" I look up-the security guard is dead.

"The gunman was throwing smoke grenades all over the place", a different witness told KABC.

'All I did was grab as many people as I could and pull them underneath the table until I heard a break in the shots, and then we got people out of there, as much as we could, ' he added. Somewhere between 10 and 15 more were injured. When they realized what was occurring, some patrons used barstools to break a window and escape, according to the Associated Press.

"A lot of people were just running around, young kids, and I just heard the gunshots going even as I was running to the auto", Dominguez said while fighting back tears.

When the shooter reloaded his gun, Wennerstrom said he knew he had a moment to act. Witnesses described a rapid sequence of shots that it made them think he was using a semi-automatic weapon.

The venue in the quiet, upscale Thousand Oaks suburb had been hosting an event for college students, with possibly several hundred young people in attendance, Captain Garo Kuredjian of the Ventura County Sheriff's office said earlier. "He gave his all and tonight, as I told his wife, he died a hero because he went in to save lives, to save other people", Dean added. "This doesn't happen anywhere else on planet Earth".

None of the civilian victims were identified.

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