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Christian Yelich heartbroken over shooting in his California hometown

Posted at 3:25 PM, Nov 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-08 16:25:26-05

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. 

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.