Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva Responds to Shooting in Thousand Oaks, California

Thursday, November 8, 2018

SACRAMENTO – California Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D – Orange County) released the following statement in response to the 13 people killed (including the shooter and a Ventura County Sheriff’s deputy) after a shooting last night at Thousand Oaks’ Borderline Bar & Grill. Sergeant Ron Helus of the Ventura County Sheriff's Office, a 29-year veteran, was critically injured, and succumbed to his injuries. Approximately 21 people were injured and treated at area hospitals.

“I join a world in mourning today, with a broken heart. It is the time for prayer, and it is the time for change. We must do everything possible to stop these seemingly constant tragedies,” said Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva. “How we respond to tragedy is a true hallmark of integrity. People from the local community, the state of California, and the nation are reacting to the tragedy by opening their hearts and supporting the victims. I encourage everyone mourning the horrific circumstances to act as well, by donating what they can.”

For people wishing to donate funds, authorities are accepting donations for victims through the Ventura County Community Foundation. 100 percent of the funds collected will go directly to provide assistance to the victims and their families.