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Palace condoles with families of Thousand Oaks shooting victims

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By Prince Golez

Malacanang on Friday offered sympathy to the families of those who were killed in Wednesday’s mass shooting at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, California.

At least 12 died and a dozen more injured after shooter Ian David Long fired at a crowd using a .45-calibre handgun. Long reportedly shot himself after the attack.

In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed one Filipino-American casualty, Alaina Punzalan Housley, from the tragedy.

Housley was an 18-year-old freshman student from Pepperdine University.

“The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles continues to monitor the developments of this tragedy and continues to coordinate with authorities, together with the leaders of the Filipino-American community to check if there are more victims or casualties among the 25,879 Filipinos and Filipino-Americans living in Ventura County,” said Panelo.