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Twelve dead as trenchcoat-wearing gunman storms ‘student night’ at country bar: Suspect kills himself after hurling smoke grenades onto dance floor and killing cop in California

  • The shooter opened fire at Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, Southern California, at 11.20pm 
  • He man was dressed in all-black and let off at least 30 shots from a pistol with extended mags
  • The shooter, who has not yet been identified, also let off smoke grenades to confuse the terrified crowds
  • He killed himself after killing 11 people inside the bar and a sheriff’s sergeant who responded to the scene
  • There were around 100 people inside the bar, including some who were under 21, who were there to dance
  • The College Country Night is a regular fixture and youngsters from nearby colleges can go and stamp black X’s on their hands to mark that they won’t drink 

Twelve people have been killed at a country music bar in southern California after a masked gunman wearing all black opened fire on crowds of college kids before taking his own life.

The shooter, who has not been named, stormed Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks on Wednesday at 11.20pm.

He first shot the bouncer then opened fire on the crowds of youngsters who were there to enjoy a night of line dancing and country music.

As dozens ran for their lives, he continued shooting with a black semi-automatic pistol and throwing smoke grenades to confuse them.

Among those killed was a sheriff’s sergeant who responded to the scene and exchanged gunfire with him. By the time SWAT teams entered the building, the gunman had killed himself.

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