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Daughter of country singer Lee Ann Womack canceled plans at Borderline hours before shooting


Aubrie Sellers (right), the daughter of singer Lee Ann Womack (left), said she would have been at the Borderline Bar and Grill the night of the attack had her cat not gotten sick. (Evan Agostini / AP)

The daughter of country singer Lee Ann Womack caught a lucky break Wednesday when she, at the last minute, backed out of plans that would have placed her at the scene of the California shooting that killed 12 people.

Aubrie Sellers, 27, wrote on social media Thursday that she and a group of friends were going to head to the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks around 9:30 p.m. for a night of line dancing.

But just an hour before it was time to go, Sellers, a country singer, noticed that the eye of her cat, Laney, was swollen shut, and so she stayed home.

“Thinking of everyone affected by this today,” Sellers wrote. “Truly unbelievable.”

A former Marine possibly suffering from PTSD entered the popular bar just after 11 p.m. and gunned down 12 people, including a sheriff sergeant, an 18-year-old Pepperdine University student and a recent college graduate.

The shooter, 28-year-old Ian David Long, was later found dead in the bar of a suspected self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Sellers followed up her tweet with a link to a GoFundMe page raising money for families of the victims.

“If you would like to help the victims and their families, here is a link to donate,” she wrote.

The Borderline Bar and Grill was hosting a weekly college student night when the attack occurred. The venue is popular among fans of country music, and has hosted singers like Jerrod Niemann and Meghan Linsey of the group Steel Magnolia.