Donald Trump’s early morning tweets dealt with the horrific shooting in southern California, which occurred on the heels of the Tree of Life synagogue shooting. Thirteen people died, including the gunman, in the mass shooting at a Thousand Oaks bar, which is about 40 miles north of Los Angeles.
‘I have been fully briefed on the terrible shooting in California. Law Enforcement and First Responders, together with the FBI, are on scene. 13 people, at this time, have been reported dead. Likewise, the shooter is dead, along with the first police officer to enter the bar…
‘….Great bravery shown by police. California Highway Patrol was on scene within 3 minutes, with first officer to enter shot numerous times. That Sheriff’s Sergeant died in the hospital. God bless all of the victims and families of the victims. Thank you to Law Enforcement.’
Trump did not mention guns, gun violence, or gun control in his tweets.
A sheriff’s sergeant in the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office ran into the Borderline Bar & Grill. The gunman shot and killed a longtime sheriff’s sergeant Ron Helus when he entered the bar to protect the victims. Captain Garo Kuredjian commented:
‘It’s absolutely horrific. If you can imagine young people out on a Wednesday night, having a good time, at a bar they’ve probably been to many times. Thousand Oaks, one of the safest cities in the United States, and something like this happens. We’re trying to make sense out of the senseless, it’s absolutely tragic.’
The names and identities of all of the other victims have not been released at this time.
A young man came up to the captain and said about Helus:
‘You know what? He saved additional people from being victims.’
No details about the shooter have been released.
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