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Los Angeles, CA - Sheriff Identifies Bar Shooting Suspect, Believed To Have Killed Himself

Published on: November 8, 2018 10:22 AM
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A forensics team works 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. Ventura County sheriff's spokesman says gunman is dead inside the bar. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)A forensics team works 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. Ventura County sheriff's spokesman says gunman is dead inside the bar. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Los Angeles, CA - Authorities have identified the suspect in a mass shooting at a Southern California bar as 28-year-old Ian David Long.

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Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean says Long is believed to have killed himself late Wednesday at the Borderline Bar and Grill in the city of Thousand Oaks.

Dean said the Long was armed with a Glock 21, a .45-caliber handgun designed to hold 10 rounds plus one in the chamber.

But the sheriff says the gun had an extended magazine that is illegal in California. The sheriff says he does not know how many rounds that magazine can hold.

Dean says his department had several previous contacts with the former Marine including a call to his home in April, when deputies found him acting irate and irrationally.

The sheriff says a mental health crisis team was called at that time and concluded that Long did not need to be taken into custody.

Dean says the other prior encounters were a traffic accident and an incident when he was the victim of a battery at a bar.

Long was found dead in the Borderline Bar and Grill after 12 people were shot to death late Wednesday.

One of those killed was sheriff’s Sgt. Ron Helus, who was cut down when he tried to enter the club with Highway Patrol officers responding to the gunfire. The others killed have not been identified.

One other person suffered a gunshot wound and as many as 15 others suffered minor injuries from jumping out windows and diving under tables.



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 Nov 08, 2018 at 10:55 AM Anonymous Says:

Mental illness is a disqualifier from the right to bear arms. I have no idea why there is no clear legislation about this plus enforcement. There is barely reference to mental illness with regards to applying for license to bear arms. This shooter was known to lack the capacity to use good judgment. His weapons should have been confiscated right then.

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 Nov 08, 2018 at 11:35 AM qazxc Says:

Build that wall. Ban all Muslims. End asylum immigration. Call out Muslim Extremeism. Anything but regulating guns like we regulate automobiles.

That would have kept those kids safe from an American ex-marine who snapped.

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