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Photos from California shooting scene

People comforted each other as they stood near the scene Thursday in Thousand Oaks, Calif. where a gunman opened fire inside a country dance bar.
People comforted each other as they stood near the scene Thursday in Thousand Oaks, Calif. where a gunman opened fire inside a country dance bar.(Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press)

A gunman killed 12 people, including a law enforcement officer, inside a crowded Southern California country dance bar Wednesday, and witnesses described a chaotic scene as panicked patrons smashed windows to get out. The gunman died inside the bar, police said.

Family members are led into the Thousand Oaks Teen Center where families have gathered after a deadly shooting at a bar on Thursday.
Family members are led into the Thousand Oaks Teen Center where families have gathered after a deadly shooting at a bar on Thursday.(Richard Voge/Associated Press)
Friends hugged outside Los Robles Medical Center in Thousands Oaks, California, paying tribute to Ventura Country Sheriff's Sgt Ron Helus.
Friends hugged outside Los Robles Medical Center in Thousands Oaks, California, paying tribute to Ventura Country Sheriff's Sgt Ron Helus.(APU GOMES/AFP/Getty Images)
People comforted each other as they stand near the scene.
People comforted each other as they stand near the scene.(Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press)
A forensics team worked the scene in Thousand Oaks, Calif. on Thursday.
A forensics team worked the scene in Thousand Oaks, Calif. on Thursday.(Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press)
Sheriff's deputies spoke to a potential witness.
Sheriff's deputies spoke to a potential witness.(Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press)
People comforted each other as they sat near the scene.
People comforted each other as they sat near the scene. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
An FBI agent spoke to a potential witness as they stood near the scene.
An FBI agent spoke to a potential witness as they stood near the scene. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
An image made from aerial video above the scene.
An image made from aerial video above the scene. (KABC via AP)
Light shone from inside The Borderline Bar and Grill, the scene of a mass shooting..
Light shone from inside The Borderline Bar and Grill, the scene of a mass shooting..(David McNew/Getty Images))
Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean spoke to reporters near the scene.
Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean spoke to reporters near the scene.(Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press)
Ventura Sheriff Officers opened the way for a motorcade, carrying Ventura Country sheriff Sgt. Ron Helus.
Ventura Sheriff Officers opened the way for a motorcade, carrying Ventura Country sheriff Sgt. Ron Helus.(APU GOMES/AFP/Getty Images)