The Ventura County Sheriff's Office later told NBC Los Angeles that the shooter had been killed. It's not yet clear how the gunman died, Dean said.
"It's a horrific scene in there". Dean said Helus undoubtedly saved lives by going in to confront the gunman. It's unclear whether the magazine was legally purchased.
That music fans like Champion could be caught up in more than one gun-fueled massacre is a sobering reflection of how frequently mass shootings happen in America.
Authorities have no motive yet.
Here is what we know about those who were killed.
But Long's friends told CNN he was there frequently. They heard gunfire and went inside.
"Everywhere I go, everything I do is affected", he said. There was no known motive, he said. Borderline features country music, and Wednesday was "college night" that drew many young people to the bar. He was a part of that community.
Earlier, people stood in line for hours to give blood, although some found it hard to get to the donation site because of a wildfire that erupted not far away and closed down a major freeway. She described the bar as a community that included dozens of people who also attended the Vegas festival. "I didn't know what to do". The tribute described him as an "encouraging soul, always smiling and so happy all the time". I want gun control. No. We used to go snowboarding all the time.
Jacklyn Pieper, a colleague and childhood friend of Manrique's, said that he arrived at the local bar ahead of his friends and entered just "as all hell broke loose".
Police have identified Ian David Long, 28, as the suspected gunman.
"He wasn't unhinged, he wasn't violent".
Matt Wennerstrom said he instinctively pulled people behind a pool table, and he and friends shielded women with their bodies after hearing the shots.
As we reported, Long served in Afghanistan from 2010 to 2011 as a decorated member of the Marines. He said there were rumors within the family that Long suffered from PTSD, though the two weren't close and Schramm said he didn't witness any unusual behavior first-hand.
But Burke warned against too quickly blaming Long's actions on trauma experienced during war. Long received an administrative punishment, but it wasn't enough to force him from service and he was honorably discharged. He was a machine gunner.
"We must find a way to stop the senseless, and many times preventable killings that are robbing our country of innocent lives", he tweeted.
"He was excited to get out so he could go back home, ride his motorcycle again and finish school". Court records show he married in 2009 and was divorced in 2013.
Neighbours said Thursday they would hear loud, aggressive fights between the two.
A settlement agreement stated, "Irreconcilable differences have caused the irremediable breakdown of our marriage".
"She was the kind of girl that if you had friends, you'd want them to marry her", she said. I am so grateful for our little infinity and all of our deep talks, cuddles, late nights, and adventures, ' she wrote in a tribute.
Long did not complete his degree.
Around midday, the body of the slain sheriff's officer was taken by motorcade from the hospital to the coroner's office. "But she was getting trampled", she said.
Numerous hundreds of patrons dived under tables, ran for the exits, broke through windows or hid in the attic and bathrooms, authorities and witnesses said.
Longtime friend Debbie Allen said he had a "big personality" and would often stay late at the bar to ensure people would get home safely.
Berge said when he saw police activity at the house on Thursday morning, "I knew what it was".