Westworld’s Clifton Collins Jr. says he turned down invite to go to Borderline Bar night of shooting

Westworld actor Clifton Collins Jr. revealed on Twitter that he was invited to attend Borderline Bar the night a mass shooting occurred at the Thousand Oaks, California, venue.

“Getting shot in the hood is 1 thing, it’s driven by poverty, I can understand that, but getting shot at in a club is another thing all together,” the 48-year-old tweeted on Thursday, November 8. “Am grateful for my friends @Porsche who kept me home last night instead of accepting invite to Borderline. Heart goes out to those.”

The Emmy nominee — who has also appeared in Star TrekCapotePacific Rim and The Last Castle — added a broken-heart emoji. He stars as Lawrence on the HBO series.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Clifton Collins Jr. arrives at HBO's Post Emmy Awards Reception at the Plaza at the Pacific Design Center on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 15: Clifton Collins Jr arrives to the 2018 Entertainment Weekly Pre-Emmy Party at Sunset Tower Hotel on September 15, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 09: (L-R) Rich Sommer, director Trevor White, Wayne Purboo President, CEO and co-founder of QuickPlay Media, and Clifton Collins Jr. attend A Crooked Somebody Lunch at DIRECTV House presented by AT&T during Toronto International Film Festival 2018 at Momofuku Toronto on on September 9, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for AT&T and DIRECTV )
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 09: Clifton Collins Jr. attends A Crooked Somebody Lunch at DIRECTV House presented by AT&T during Toronto International Film Festival 2018 at Momofuku Toronto on on September 9, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for AT&T and DIRECTV )
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 11: Clifton Collins Jr arrives to the Amazon Studios premiere of 'Don't Worry, He Wont Get Far On Foot' at ArcLight Hollywood on July 11, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 23: Actor Clifton Collins Jr. attends NALIP 2018 Latino Media Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on June 23, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by JC Olivera/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 23: Actor Clifton Collins Jr. (L) and Stewart Cole attend the NALIP 2018 Latino Media Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on June 23, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for NALIP)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 23: Actor Clifton Collins Jr. speaks onstage during the NALIP 2018 Latino Media Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on June 23, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for NALIP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 16: Actor Clifton Collins arrives for the Premiere Of HBO's 'Westworld' Season 2 held at The Cinerama Dome on April 16, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 16: Clifton Collins Jr. attends 'Westworld' Season 2 Los Angeles Premiere on April 16, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 16: Clifton Collins Jr. arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of HBO's 'Westworld' season 2 held at The Cinerama Dome on April 16, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 20: Actor Clifton Collins Jr. attends Esquire's annual 'Maverick's Of Hollywood' event at Sunset Tower on February 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 20: Clifton Collins Jr. (L) and Editor in Chief of Esquire Jay Fielden, wearing Hugo Boss, attend Esquire's 'Mavericks of Hollywood' Celebration presented by Hugo Boss on February 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Esquire)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 20: Clifton Collins Jr. attends the Esquire's Annual Maverick's of Hollywood at Sunset Tower on February 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 10: Clifton Collins Jr. and Carmen Electra attend the Special Screening Of 'Small Town Crime' at the Vista Theatre on January 10, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 07: Clifton Collins Jr. and Carmen Electra attend HBO's Official 2018 Golden Globe Awards After Party on January 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for HBO)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 07: Actor Clifton Collins Jr. arrives at HBO's Official Golden Globe Awards After Party at Circa 55 Restaurant on January 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 04: Clifton Collins Jr. (L) attends People's 'Ones To Watch' at NeueHouse Hollywood on October 4, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Clifton Collins Jr. attends HBO's Post Emmy Awards Reception at The Plaza at the Pacific Design Center on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.(Photo by JB Lacroix/ WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Clifton Collins Jr. attends HBO's Post Emmy Awards Reception at The Plaza at the Pacific Design Center on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.(Photo by JB Lacroix/ WireImage)
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A gunman killed at least 12 people at the country dance bar late Wednesday, November 7, according to the Associated Press. In addition to 11 bargoers and one sheriff’s deputy, the suspected assailant was found dead at the scene. Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said during a press conference that multiple victims also sustained “different levels of injuries.”

The news agency reported that at least 100 people were inside Borderline Bar & Grill, which was hosting a weekly event for college students, when the attack took place.

According to the Associated Press, the gunman came to the bar shortly after 11 p.m. and opened fire on patrons after shooting a security guard who was stationed near the entrance.

Collins is not the only celebrity who has a personal connection to the tragedy. Tamera Mowry and husband Adam Housley’s niece Alaina Housley went missing after the shooting. The 40-year-old Sister, Sister alum reached out on Twitter to students who knew her niece. “Is she the only one unaccounted for?” she asked, to which a Twitter user named Ashley replied: “Yes, all the other girls are safe.”

Meanwhile, the former Fox News correspondent, 46, tweeted: “Please pray if you believe….pray. … My niece. A beautiful soul. … Staying positive and praying and hoping and wishing there was more I could do.”

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Friends remembered Kristina Kaylee Morisette as a bubbly, happy person. "I saw Kristina walking around right before it happened … It still seems like a dream. I just can't believe it," said a friend of her's.

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Alaina Housley, an 18-year-old freshman at Pepperdine University was killed. Alaina's aunt and actress Tamera Mowry released a statement saying her niece was one of the victims. Mowry is married to former Fox News national correspondent Adam Housley who said, "you just don’t think that — same stupid quote — you just don’t think it’s going to happen to you."

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Cody Coffman's father, Jason Coffman, identified his 22-year-old son as one of the victims killed in the shooting at Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, California.

"Cody was the big brother that my kids need," Jason Coffman said during a Thursday press conference. "I have a daughter coming on the 29th of this month, and [Cody] was so excited to have his first sister," he said. "And now she'll never know him."

(FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

California Lutheran University confirmed that recent graduate, Justin Meek, was killed in the shooting. The 23-year-old was reportedly working as a bouncer at the bar.

(Photo: Facebook/Justin Meek)

Ventura County Sheriff's Sgt. Ron Helus, who was killed Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in a deadly shooting at a country music bar in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

(Ventura County Sheriff's Department via AP)

Telemachus Orfanos, 27, was a U.S. Navy veteran and his friends called him "Tel," according to the Associated Press. His mother spoke with ABC7 and said, "I hope to God no one sends me anymore prayers. I want gun control. No more guns!"

(Photo: Facebook)

Noel Sparks was identified as one of the victims of the shooting by United Methodist Church Westlake Village on Facebook.

(Photo: Facebook)

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Dan Manrique was a 33-year-old former Marine Corps radio operator and head of the Ventura County chapter of veterans non-profit Team Red, White & Blue.

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Marky Meza Jr., 20, was working as a busboy at Borderline Bar & Grill when he was killed.

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Jake Dunham, 21, was at Borderline on Wednesday night with his friend, Blake Dingman. Both were killed in the attack.

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Blake Dingman, 21, was reportedly a well-known local athlete who played high school baseball at Hillcrest Christian School in Thousand Oaks.

"We were really proud of him," his aunt, Janet Dingman, told PE.com in a phone interview. “He was a really, fun, energetic and loving nephew.”

(Photo: Instagram)

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