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US Shooter Identified as 28-Year-Old Veteran Named Ian David Long - Sheriff

© REUTERS / Ringo ChiuPolice guard the site of a mass shooting at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California, US November 8, 2018.
Police guard the site of a mass shooting at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California, US November 8, 2018. - Sputnik International
Earlier in the day, a man opened fire at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, a suburb of Los Angeles, California, killing 12 people, including a policeman.

Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean has identified Southern California bar gunman as 28-year-old Ian David Long. There is no known motive for the shooting, the sheriff said, adding that the suspect shot at random inside the bar.

An FBI agent talks to a potential witness as they stand near the scene Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in Thousand Oaks, Calif. where a gunman opened fire Wednesday inside a country dance bar crowded with hundreds of people on college night, wounding 11 people including a deputy who rushed to the scene - Sputnik International
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Long, a Marine veteran, is believed to have used only a.45-caliber handgun and a smoke device in the shooting and was killed on the scene, Dean told reporters.

Dean explained that police officers immediately engaged Long on the scene and he likely killed himself.

According to a neighbor, who knew the gunman, Long suffered from Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). 

"I don't know what he was doing with a gun," the woman said.


Sgt. Ron Helus with the Ventura County Sheriff's Department was among the 12 killed and will be honored at 10 a.m. with a procession, Dean proceeded to say.


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When the gunfire started on Wednesday night at Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, a distant suburb of Los Angeles, people who were dancing dropped to the floor and hid behind chairs and counters in stunned silence, according to media reports.

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