Light shines from inside The Borderline Bar and Grill, the scene of a mass shooting on Nov. 8, 2018 in Thousand Oaks, California. At least 12 people have died, including a Ventura County Sheriffs Department sergeant, plus the gunman.
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Fil-Am killed in California shooting
( - November 9, 2018 - 9:45am

MANILA, Philippines — A Filipino-American student was among the 12 people killed in a mass shooting at a country music bar packed with college students in Los Angeles, California late Wednesday.

The Department of Foreign Affairs has expressed its condolences to the family of 18-year-old Alaina Punzalan Housley, a freshman student at Pepperdine University.

Consul General Adel Angelito Cruz of the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles conveyed this information to the DFA, according to spokesperson Elmer Cato.

"The Consulate General continues to monitor developments related to the incident that took place inside a crowded dance bar in Thousand Oaks, California, about 40 minutes west of Los Angeles," Cato said.

The Consulate General is coordinating with authorities to check if other Filipinos and Filipino-Americans were killed or injured in the mass shooting.

Authorities have identified the suspect in a mass shooting at a Southern California bar as 28-year-old Ian David Long.

Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said Long is believed to have killed himself late Wednesday at the Borderline Bar and Grill in the city of Thousand Oaks.

Dean said his department had several previous contacts with the former Marine including a call to his home in April when deputies found him acting irate and irrationally.

The sheriff said a mental health crisis team was called at that time and concluded that Long did not need to be taken into custody.

Dean said the other prior encounters were a traffic accident and an incident when he was the victim of a battery at a bar.

Long was found dead in the Borderline Bar and Grill after 12 people were shot to death late Wednesday. — Patricia Lourdes Viray with AP

As It Happens
LATEST UPDATE: January 5, 2019 - 5:13pm

The family of the suspect in the deadly Toronto mass shooting says he suffered from severe mental health problems, but relatives "could never imagine that this would be his devastating and destructive end."

Faisal Hussain's family expressed condolences in a statement. It said the family was "utterly devastated by the incomprehensible news" that the 29-year-old was responsible for the rampage.

The attacker fired into restaurants and cafes in a lively neighborhood late Sunday, killing a 10-year-old girl and an 18-year-old woman and wounding 13 other people. He died in an exchange of gunfire with police.

Hussain's family says he struggled with psychosis and depression throughout his life, and medications and therapy didn't work to treat him.

The relatives say their "hearts are in pieces for the victims."

January 5, 2019 - 5:13pm

"Multiple victims" in shooting near Los Angeles, say local police.

November 10, 2018 - 10:08am

The mayor of Thousand Oaks says that three-quarters of his city is under fire evacuation orders and that most likely includes people affected by the deadly bar shooting this week.

Mayor Andy Fox spoke Friday about the back-to-back crises his city faced when a wildfire threatened the city the day after a gunman killed 12 people at a country music bar.

Fox says the distinction between the two events is that the victims of the Borderline Bar and Grill and their family members experienced a permanent loss they may never recover from.

So far, he says, no one has died from the fire that has burned into the city.

Fox says that the fire is serious situation, but that homes can be rebuilt. — AP

November 9, 2018 - 8:25am

Officials say five off-duty officers were inside Borderline Bar and Grill in the city of Thousand Oaks when gunfire erupted and helped get people to safety.

Ventura County Sheriff's Office Capt. Garo Kuredjian said Thursday that the two officers from the city of Oxnard and three from Los Angeles "assisted in evacuating those that were injured" and helped prevent others from being hurt.

When the gunfire ended Wednesday night, 12 people were dead and suspect David Long was dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Authorities have not determined a motive. — AP

November 9, 2018 - 8:24am

Ventura County Sheriff Sgt. Eric Buschow says the gunman is dead inside a Southern California bar where 11 people were injured late Wednesday.

Authorities say a responding deputy was shot and taken to a hospital. No other information on the victims was immediately known. 

Ventura County Sheriff's Office Capt. Garo Kuredjian said the first reports of shots fired came around 11:20 p.m. at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, which is about 40 miles west of Los Angeles.

The bar's website says its hosts "College Country Night" every Wednesday. Police said hundreds were inside when the shooting occurred. — AP

November 9, 2018 - 8:24am

Authorities say multiple people were injured at a shooting at a bar in Southern California on Wednesday night.

Police tell the Los Angeles Times that at least 30 shots were fired at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, which is about 40 miles west of Los Angeles. The extent of the victim's injuries has not yet been released.

The Times reports that there were multiple reports of shots fired and people hit. Law enforcement and emergency crews were flooding the scene.

Authorities urged the public to avoid the area.

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