Rams horrified by mass shooting near training complex
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.