We have some tragic news to tell you about first today. It involves a shooting at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California.
Here's what we know. It took place on Wednesday night at a place called Borderline Bar and Grill. Students from California Lutheran University and Pepperdine University are believed to have been there at the time. Officials estimate hundreds of people were. Police say a gunman forced his way into the bar and started shooting with a single handgun. A Ventura County Sheriff says officers got to the scene within three minutes after the first emergency call was made. Two of them went into the bar after hearing shots, and one of them, a law enforcement veteran, was killed.
At least 11 other people died in the incident, including the suspected shooter. Police believe he killed himself. What they don't know is why this happened. Police say the gunman was a 28-year-old military veteran. He had had run-ins with police before. A sheriff says a crisis team that visited the suspect in the past thought he might have had post-traumatic stress disorder, possibly from the time he served in combat.
The mayor of Thousand Oaks, which is located about 40 miles west of Los Angeles, says his city is considered to be one of the safest in the country. That was echoed by one of the witnesses to the shooting. Borderline Bar and Grill was hosting College Country Night, which is popular with students, when the shooting happened.
下面介绍一下我们目前了解到的信息 。这起枪击案于周三晚上发生在“边界线”酒吧 。据悉，当时该酒吧里有来自加州路德大学和佩珀代因大学的学生 。官员估计事发时酒吧里有数百人 。警方表示，一名枪手强行闯入该酒吧，持一把手枪开始向人群射击 。文图拉县警长表示，警方在接到首个报警电话后三分钟内就赶到了现场 。两名警察在听到枪声后冲进了事发酒吧，其中一名资深执法人员死亡 。
这起枪击案造成至少11人死亡，其中包括嫌疑枪手 。警方认为枪手为自杀 。目前他们还未弄清这起案件的动机 。警方说，枪手是一名28岁的退伍军人 。他曾与警方发生过冲突 。一名警长表示，此前与嫌疑人接触过的一个危机小组认为，他可能患有创伤后应激障碍，他可能是在战场服役期间患上的这一精神疾病 。
千橡市位于洛杉矶以西约40英里处，该市市长表示，他的城市被认为是美国最安全的城市之一 。一名枪击案目击者也说了同样的话 。枪击案发生时，“边界线”酒吧正在举办备受学生欢迎的“大学乡村之夜”活动 。
1. take place （尤指在控制或组织下）发生，进行，举行；
All of these stories take place in San Francisco, though they may not always be about the city.
2. force one's way into 挤进；闯出；强行通过；
A number of them fo rced their way into the office of the Vice-Chancellor.
3. start doing sth. 开始(做某事)；
She started cleaning the kitchen.
4. at least （数量）至少，不少于；
It'll cost at least 500 dollars.