Trump highlights “great bravery” of the police before the shooting in California

Three people leave the shooting area near the Borderline bar in the town of Thousand Oaks, California, United States, this November 8, 2018. At least 12 people have been killed in this shooting by an unidentified individual, who has also been found dead inside the bar. EFE

President Donald Trump today highlighted the “great bravery” of the police in confronting the author of the shooting that leaves at least 12 people dead in a bar in the Californian town of Thousand Oaks, where a university party was being held.

“Great bravery shown by the Police The California Highway Patrol was on the scene in three minutes and the first officer to enter fired numerous times, that sheriff’s deputy died in the hospital, God bless all the victims and relatives of the victims, “Trump said on his Twitter account.

The president said he had been “fully informed” about what happened and said that the author was also among the dead.

The authorities try to identify the person responsible for the shooting, which is only known to be a man dressed in black and who opened fire inside the Borderline bar around 23.20 local time on Wednesday (07.20 GMT this Thursday).

The witnesses told the local media that he shot indiscriminately against the customers of the bar.

At least 12 other people were injured, Geoff Dean, Sheriff of Ventura County, where the facility is located, told the media.

Members of the police secure the road from the scene of the shooting, which has caused at least 11 injuries, at the Borderline Bar and Grill in the town of Thousand Oaks, California, United States, this November 2018. EFE

On Wednesday night there was a “country” music party attended by numerous students from the University of Pepperdine, based in Malibu.

Madeline Carr, editor of the student newspaper Pepperdine Graphic, told CNN that the bar is “a fun place to dance”.

Thousand Oaks is about 60 kilometers northwest of Los Angeles and not far from the wealthy areas of Calabasas and Malibu.


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