CALIFORNIA fires across Ventura County are forcing thousands of residents to flee days after a deadly mass shooting killed 12 in their Thousand Oaks community.

Thousand Oaks shooting: All 12 victims identified

Twelve people died late Wednesday after a gunman opened fire on a crowd gathered for a weekly country music dance night popular with college students at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California.

Victims of California bar shooting massacre named

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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Barely a year after surviving a massacre at a country music festival in Las Vegas, Brendan Kelly found himself in a terrifyingly familiar scene. Kelly, 22, said he was dancing with friends at a bar in suburban Los Angeles on Wednesday night when the bullets began flying. When the gunfire was over, 12 people were dead, including a Navy veteran who had lived through the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history a year ago. "I already didn't wish it on anybody to begin with for the first time," Kelly said outside his home in Thousand Oaks. "The second time around doesn't get any easier."

Ian David Long: the California gunman who went from US Marine to divorcee living with mother

Terrified patrons hurled barstools through windows to escape or threw their bodies protectively on top of friends as a Marine combat veteran killed 12 people at a country music bar in s

Telemachus Orfanos, 27, survived the shooting at a country music concert in Las Vegas in October 2017, but was among the 12 killed on Wednesday at the bar in Thousand Oaks, California.

Ex-Marine Ian David Long apparently acted alone in California bar shooting, says FBI

Paul Delacourt, assistant director in charge of the Los Angeles FBI office, said it was too early to speculate on the shooter`s motives but that he appeared to have acted alone.

Before Wednesday night, Borderline Bar and Grill was a safe haven for dozens traumatized in last year’s massacre