Shooting at Historic Biker Bar in Orange County, CA, Results in 4 Fatalities – Deceased Shooter Identified as Retired Police Officer

by J Pelkey
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On Wednesday night, a deadly shooting took place at Cook’s Corner, a famous biker bar in Trabuco Canyon, located in South Orange County, California.

The incident left four people dead, including the gunman.

Six people sustained injuries, including the estranged/ex-wife of the gunman.

The gunman has been identified as John Snowling, a retired officer from the Ventura police force. Cook’s Corner is often referred to as a “legendary landmark” in the area.

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ABC 7 reported that the Orange County District Attorney’s office confirmed the identity of the shooter as John Snowling, and that his ex-wife was shot in the face.

The Orange County district attorney’s office confirmed to ABC News that the shooter was John Snowling. Among the surviving victims was his estranged wife, who was shot in the facial area.

From CBS News:

At least three people are dead and six others are hospitalized after a shooter opened fire at a historic biker bar in Trabuco Canyon Wednesday evening. The gunman also died at the scene after being shot by responding sheriff’s deputies.

The suspected gunman was identified as John Snowling, a retired Ventura Police Department sergeant, according to spokesperson for the OC District Attorney’s office. The DA also confirmed the identity of the shooter and said they have done work on his background. Snowling began his career with the Ventura Police Department in 1984 and retired in February 2014.

According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, a media briefing regarding the shooting is planned for 3 p.m. on Thursday.

Watch the video report from KCAL News:

Video take on-scene during the shooting was shared on social media.

Watch (Warning: Strong language):

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