12 killed in California bar: Shooting suspect was a decorated Marine veteran

Elias Hubbard
November 9, 2018

A gunman opened fire at a crowded bar in Southern California Wednesday night, killing 12 people and wounding many others. They were inside the Borderline Bar & Grill when the bullets rang out.

Investigators are looking for clues to Long's "state of mind" before Wednesday's late-night shooting.

Aaron Lacombe, 23, of Thousand Oaks, said he thought he might have known one of the victims from his days at California Lutheran University. "The second time around doesn't get any easier".

"We will be sure to paint a picture of the state of mind of the subject and do our best to identify a motivation", Delacourt said, adding that the FBI would investigate any possible "radicalization" or links to militant groups.

"The chills go up your spine".

The shooter has been identified as Ian David Long, a 28-year-old former US Marine with mental health problems.

Dean said he believed about 150 to 200 people were inside the bar at the time of the shooting. "I don't want prayers". One came after he was involved in a traffic collision. He said he thought their injuries were minor, and that majority were likely injured as they escaped, some by breaking windows.

Law enforcement agencies, firefighters and other first responders, along with several ambulances, additional units from the California Highway Patrol, Simi Valley and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, reached the spot soon after the shooting was reported. Two of his friends were among those killed.

Gunn said his friend, whose name he didn't provide, escaped safely out the back.

"We're going to pursue the leads that develop from that evidence, wherever they take us, to identify any possible motivation, paint a picture of the frame of mind of the subject, identify any possible radicalization", Delacourt said Thursday. Many of those at the bar were regulars, she said.

"Nothing has led me to believe or the Federal Bureau of Investigation there is a terrorism link here". "He would go to the gym and then he would, I guess, try to learn dance moves or something". SKY2 was over the scene where a "College Country" night was being held, according to the bar's website. The Last Vegas shooter targeted a crowd of country music fans gathered for the Route 91 Harvest Festival.

He killed 11 people inside the bar and one of the first cops on the scene before taking his own life. On his other arm Thursday, he still had his wristband from the California bar.

"Everywhere I go, everything I do is affected", he said. "I ran to the nearest exit and tripped and fell on the way and people kept running on top of me". You're always picking up on social cues. "I would open the garage and would be like, 'What are you doing?'"

A reporter then pointed to blood on his sleeve, which he said "isn't mine" and came from a man with a chest wound who they helped drag over to paramedics.

Kelly said he'll be looking to God for comfort in the coming weeks and months. He added, "Obviously he had something going on in his head that would cause him to do something like this". "I'm here for a reason".

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