Brewers’ Christian Yelich, Packers’ Clay Matthews offer support after Thousand Oaks shooting

Wednesday night's mass shooting at a Southern California bar hit home especially hard for a pair of professional athletes who grew up in the area. 

Twelve people were killed when a gunman opened fire inside Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, a city of roughly 130,000 where Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich went to high school — and a few minutes from where Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews lived.

"Heartbreaking whenever tragedies like this occur and especially when they are in your own hometown," Yelich tweeted Thursday afternoon. "Thousand Oaks is a tremendous community and will support those who need it the most at this time."

The likely MVP in the National League this season also made special mention of the sheriff's deputy who was killed in a shootout with the gunman.

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