A gunman shot and killed 12 people before allegedly killing himself in Thousand Oaks, California Wednesday, which hit Milwaukee Brewers' outfielder Christian Yelich particularly hard.
Yelich is from Thousand Oaks, and called it a "tremendous community" on Twitter Thursday.
Heartbreaking whenever tragedies like this occur and especially when they are in your own hometown. Thousand Oaks is a tremendous community and will support those who need it the most at this time. Prayers are with the Victims and their families, including SGT Ron Helus of VCPD.
— Christian Yelich (@ChristianYelich) November 8, 2018
The gunman, David Long, opened fire at the Borderline Bar & Grill. He served in the US Marine Corps from 2008 until 2013.
The tragedy also hit close to home for Packers linebacker Clay Matthews, who told the Green Bay Press-Gazette's Ryan Wood that the bar and grill was about 10 minutes from his childhood home.
— Ryan Wood (@ByRyanWood) November 8, 2018