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Ventura County To Launch Mass Shooting Education And Awareness Campaign

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An impromptu memorial near the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, scene of a November, 2018 shooting rampage which left 12 victims dead.

A Ventura County official says in the wake of the wave of mass shootings in the last year, the county is going to launch a prevention campaign. Ventura County Supervisor John Zaragoza says the move is prompted by the Borderline Bear and Grill attack in Thousand Oaks last November, as well as the recent shootings in Gilroy, El Paso, and Dayton.

Zaragoza says because it appears the El Paso killing was racially motivated, fear is high in some heavily Latino parts of the county, like Oxnard. The education campaign being developed will include efforts to get people to be alert to the signs of a potential incident, and if they see something, to report it immediately.

It will also let people know that if you are fearful and stressed, there are resources available to help with your concerns.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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