Gunman leaves dead and injured in bar in California

 A gunman raided a bar in the southern California town of Thousand Oaks on Wednesday night, leaving both dead and wounded. According to police, 13 people were killed in the incident, including the suspect and a police officer who was called to attend the incident. Police estimated that between 10 and 15 people were injured.
 About 100 people, including several Pepperdine University students, would be at the bar where a country music show was held when a man shot himself at around 11.30 pm on Wednesday (5:30 p.m. on Thursday). There have been reports that at least 30 have been heard.
 Scenes of panic were reported by those at the Borderline Bar & Grill during the College Country Night party, which brings together college students. There are reports that there was smoke in the place. Many people broke the windows to try to escape. Others tried to hide in the bathrooms.
'Blood everywhere'
 Sheriff Geoff Dean described the scene inside the bar as "horrible." "There is blood everywhere," he said, but said he had avoided getting close so as not to undermine the investigators' work.
 The suspect has not yet been identified, but police believe he has acted alone. His body was found at the scene with gunshot wounds, but it is not yet known who would be responsible for the shot.
 Ron Helus, who served for 29 years with the police, was one of the first to arrive at the scene of the crime and was shot. The Ventura County agent was taken to a hospital but could not resist the injuries.
 "Ron was a dedicated worker. He was totally committed, he gave his all and tonight, as I told his wife, he died a hero, "Sheriff Geoff Dean said in a choked voice.
 Some victims were able to leave the facility and seek care on their own. Police and several ambulances were mobilized quickly after the incident, according to City Mayor Andy Fox.
College students
 Pepperdine University reported that several of its students were Borderline Bar & Grill at the time of the crime and that it provides information to police authorities. "The University offers its deepest condolences and is praying for everyone involved in the tragic events tonight," he said on Twitter.
Quiet town
 The college-themed College Country Night party is held at the Borderline Bar & Grill on Wednesdays and brings together college students.
 Thousand Oaks is a noble and quiet suburb, which is about 40 km west of Los Angeles. The city's mayor told CNN that the city is considered "one of the safest in the country."
 "The reality is that these kinds of incidents can happen anywhere, anytime, even in extremely safe communities," he noted.

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