Gunman Kills 12 At Popular California Country Music Bar

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Absolutely heartbreaking news has struck the country music community again.

According to multiple news outlets, a lone gunman opened fire on patrons of the Borderline Bar & Grill, a popular country music bar/venue in Thousand Oaks, California. Investigators believe Ian David Long, a veteran, used a .45-caliber handgun with an extended magazine to shoot patrons and staff, ultimately killing 12 before he took his own life.

Among those killed was Ventura County sheriff’s Sgt. Ron Helus, who rushed to the scene shortly after the first gunshots were fired.

Aubrie Sellers, a country music singer and daughter of Lee Ann Womack, tweeted that she was supposed to be there.

Tyler Farr also tweeted about playing there multiple times, sending his prayers and love to the Thousand Oaks community.

(Photo by Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

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