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.
#BREAKING update from Sheriff: #LA mass shooting suspect identified as Ian David Long, 28. He is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp. Deputies say they've had interactions with him in the past including an April call at his house involving crisis intervention. #borderlinebar— LAUREN VICTORY (@LaurenVictory) 8 ноября 2018 г.
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.
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The shooting occurred at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, California. Around 200 people were present for a college country music night, when a man unleashed around 30 shots inside the bar. 12 were killed, including, Ron Helus, a 29-year old police officer. The suspect was found dead at the scene. Ventura sheriff identified the shooter as 28-year-old Marine Corp. veteran Ian David Long, who was battling PTSD. His motives for the shooting are unknown.
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.
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.