12 people killed in a shooting in California

People walk away from the scene Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in Thousand Oaks, Calif. where a gunman opened fire Wednesday inside a country dance bar crowded with hundreds of people on "college night," wounding 11 people including a deputy who rushed to the scene. Ventura County sheriff's spokesman says gunman is dead inside the bar. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Pensacola, Fl

Families and friends commemorated the anniversary of the mass shooting that killed 12 people at a bar in the west of the country

Events included a special celebration for the families of the missing and the dedication of a memorial called The Healing Garden.

That day, at around 11:20 p.m., veteran Marine Corps warrior Ian David Long opened fire on hundreds of people at the Borderline Bar, which was hosting college country music and dance night. Students from Cal Lutheran University, Cal State University Channel Islands, Moorpark College and Pepperdine University in Malibu were among the more than 200 people in the bar when the shooting started.

Twelve people, including Sergeant Mayor of Ventura County. Ron Hilos, was killed in a shooting that injured another person. Cody Kaufman, Justin Meek, Alena Housley, Shawn Adler, Daniel Manrique, Christina Morissette, Noel Sparks, Jake Dunham, Blake Dingman, Telemachus Urvanus, and Marc Mesa Jr. were also killed in the shooting.

About 130 people were injured in the ensuing chaos.

Long, 28, was found dead from a gunshot wound. The motive behind the shooting has not been determined.

The Borderline Bar and Grill remains closed a year after the shooting. A remedial garden built in honor of the 12 victims was opened to the public on Thursday after two special ceremonies for the families of the dead and survivors.


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