Survivors of Thousand Oaks Mass Shooting Describe Moments of Panic and Heroism

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Police cars are seen outside a country music bar and dance hall in Thousand Oaks after a gunman barged into a large, crowded venue and opened fire late November 7, 2018. (Credit: JAVIER TOVAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Police cars are seen outside a country music bar and dance hall in Thousand Oaks after a gunman barged into a large, crowded venue and opened fire late November 7, 2018. (Credit: JAVIER TOVAR/AFP/Getty Images)

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Survivors of the bar shooting are describing moments of panic and heroism as a gunman turned a dance floor into a killing zone.

Nineteen-year-old Tayler Whitler says she was dancing and her friends were at a table by the door as the gunman opened fire. She says everyone yelled “Get down!” and it was silent for a couple seconds, then she heard “Get up, he’s coming!” and people were trampling on each other to get out.

Nineteen-year-old Erika Sigman found herself hiding with a group of strangers, and they were holding her hands.

She says “there is a lot of bad in this world, but there is also a lot of good and people will help.”

A sheriff says 13 people were killed at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, including a sheriff’s sergeant and the gunman.

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