VIDEO: Gunshots ring out at OC bar where ex-cop opened fire, killing 3

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ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. - Chilling video captured the moment gunshots were heard outside a popular Orange County bar where a former law enforcement officer opened fire, killing three innocent people and injuring six others.

Cell phone video shot outside Cook's Corner bar in Trabuco Canyon shows several cars and an armed officer running as more than a dozen gunshots are fired and car alarms go off. 

"The multitude of people running out of the building and into the bushes ducking getting as far away as possible…it’s almost surrealistic," witness Bryan Seltzer said.


The gunman has since been identified as John Snowling, a former Ventura Police Department officer.
He retired as a sergeant in 2014, according to Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer. Snowling was among the four killed when he was confronted by deputies.

Health officials said six victims were taken to Providence Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, which is about 10 miles from where the tragedy unfolded.

On Friday afternoon, the Orange County Sheriff's Department revealed the identities of those killed in the mass shooting: John Leehy, 67, Tonya Clark, 49, and Glen Sprowl Jr., 53.

In the latest update provided by hospital officials, two patients remain in critical condition while four others are stable.