California bar shooting: Ian David Long identified as suspect

Elias Hubbard
November 9, 2018

Borderline, which bills itself as the "biggest dance floor in town", had been hosting an event called "College Country Night" when the shooting occurred.

"This is going to be absolutely heart-wrenching time for me and my family", his father said, adding that Cody's younger brothers and soon-to-be born sister, would miss him terribly. Long's body was found in an office near the entrance of the bar.

Earlier this year, Long was cleared by a mental-health specialist after an encounter with police. Kelly also survived the Las Vegas Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting in 2017.

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

"I love you. I'll talk to you later", Dean said. The only thing I that could have wished for is to have something better than a bar stool, ' he said. The 28-year-old was on active duty with the marines from August 2008 to March 2013, CNN reported, citing the Department of Defense.

Long used a.45 caliber Glock handgun, which was purchased legally, Dean said.

Dean says the report of the shooting came as Helus was on the phone with his wife.

'We probably pushed 30 or 35 people through that window, ' Wennerstrom, who visits the bar weekly, told KABC. The descriptions of chaos inside the club were similar to those reported during the slaughter of 49 clubgoers at Pulse nightclub in Orlando in 2016.

"It appears he walked up to the scene". "I turned around and saw him fire his weapon a couple of times and I ran to the nearest exit and tripped and fell on the way".

Matt Wennerstron, a 20 year old college student and regular at the bar, said the shooter fired a short-barreled pistol that apparently had a 10-15 round magazine.

A GUNMAN opened fire at a bar in California killing 12 people including a cop and injuring at least ten more today. He died at the hospital.

"We believe he shot himself", Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said. "He was totally committed, he gave his all and tonight, as I told his wife, he died a hero; he went into save lives, to save other people", he said.

"All of a sudden we heard the "bang, bang" of the gunshots and it just started going insane and people were pushing. It sounded like fireworks or something", said witness John Hedge, according to NBC News. "My stepdad dove and took cover and yelled at me, 'John, hit the deck!" Hide!' So I get down. He was later found dead at or near an office in the business.

President Trump wrote on Twitter that he has been "fully briefed on the awful shooting in California". "This is a safe place. He didn't have to but he did it because it was in his blood", one person said.

Shocked bystanders are treated at the scene in Thousand Oaks, California.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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