Mass Shooting at Bar 'Packed With College Students'

November 8, 2018

At least 12 people were shot and killed at a bar in Ventura County in Southern California Wednesday night, the Los Angeles Times reported. The bar was holding its weekly college night and was "packed with college students" as young as 18 at the time. Many others were injured, and the gunman has been killed. Witnesses told the Times that the gunman arrived, dressed in all black, threw one or more smoke bombs and started shooting. Identities of the victims are not yet available.

Pepperdine University, which is among the colleges near the bar, posted to Twitter that the university "has determined that multiple Pepperdine students were on site at Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks. At this time, the university is working to identify and provide support to those students."

California Lutheran University, another nearby institution, also published a statement, in which it said it would cancel classes: "The Cal Lutheran community is grieving over what happened last night. We know some of our students were there. We are waiting for more information from law enforcement. We have canceled classes, but the campus is open and all offices will be open. Our chapel is open for anyone who wants to gather. Counseling, pastoral and Student Affairs staff are all available. We have brought in additional resources to support our community."

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