Rams hor­ri­fied by mass shoot­ing near train­ing com­plex

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The Los An­ge­les Rams re­acted with hor­ror and sad­ness Thurs­day af­ter a mass shoot­ing oc­curred near their train­ing com­plex.

The Rams train in Thou­sand Oaks about five miles north of the Border­line Bar and Grill, where Ma­rine com­bat vet­eran Ian David Long opened fire Wed­nes­day night. He killed 12 peo­ple on col­lege night at the coun­try mu­sic bar be­fore ap­par­ently killing him­self.

De­fen­sive co­or­di­na­tor Wade Phillips de­scribed the shoot­ing as a “hor­ri­ble tragedy.”

“It’s a sad, sad deal, and we feel for the peo­ple it hap­pened to,” Phillips added. “But it doesn’t just af­fect those peo­ple. It af­fects every­body, and our play­ers are gen­uinely and greatly con­cerned about it, as we all are.”

The team will hold a mo­ment of si­lence be­fore its home game against Seat­tle on Sun­day, and the Rams may or­ga­nize ad­di­tional trib­utes to the vic­tims, coach Sean McVay said.

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