|Posted by George Freund on November 8, 2018 at 12:35 PM|
Forensics teams work at the site of the shooting on Thursday morning
Ian Long, 28, opened fire at Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks at 11.20pm on Wednesday night
He was dressed in all-black and used a legally owned .45 caliber handgun which had an extended magazine
Witnesses said he also let off smoke grenades inside to confuse the terrified crowds as they ran for their lives
In April, police and mental health specialists were called to Long's home after a disturbance but they cleared him instead of having him committed
Long served in the Marines for five years between 2008 and 2013 during which time he was given 10 medals and toured Afghanistan
Neighbors claim he was suffering from PTSD and say they had 'no idea what he was doing' with a gun
He killed himself on Wednesday in an office in the bar after killing 11 patrons and a sheriff's sergeant who responded
Long served in the Marine Corps from 2008 until 2013. He is pictured during a tour of Afghanistan between 2010 and 2011
PUBLISHED: 03:12 EST, 8 November 2018 | UPDATED: 11:55 EST, 8 November 2018
The gunman who massacred 12 people at a country music bar in southern California on Wednesday night has been identified as an highly decorated ex-Marine.
Ian Long, 28, opened fire on the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks at 11.20pm. Long had been cleared by mental health experts after an incident in his home in April, sheriffs revealed on Thursday morning.
He killed 11 people inside the bar and one of the first cops on the scene before taking his own life.
Long's motive remains unclear but neighbors say he was known to suffer PTSD. He served in the Marines for five years between 2008 and 2013, during which time he was awarded 10 medals and toured Afghanistan.
Survivors from the shooting said he looked 'like he knew what he was doing' as he repeatedly fired his legally purchased Glock .45 handgun on Wednesday night.
As dozens ran for their lives, hid beneath pool tables and used bar stools to shatter the windows to escape, Long continued firing and also threw smoke grenades to confuse the crowds.
When the first police officers arrived at the scene three minutes later, Long shot one of them multiple times before shooting himself.
By the time SWAT teams arrived, he was dead. His body was found in an office inside the bar. The sheriff's sergeant who was shot later died in hospital. He was Ron Helus, a 29-year veteran.
In total, 13 are dead; 11 people who were killed inside the bar, the sheriff's sergeant and the gunman. Long is a former Marine who lived in nearby Newbury Park.
In April this year, deputies were called to his home amid reports of a disturbance. He was acting 'irrationally' and was 'irate' so police called in their mental health specialist. They cleared him, deciding against having him committed, and left him at the home.
There are a lot of photos at the link. Many looked like the classic staged variety. When the police seal off a crime scene it isn't a open air street festival. When it's a staged event, it is. The time is reported in places as 11:30 implying the 33rd degree of Freemasonry. The number 11 is quite prominent as well as 911. These are codes we have a stage managed event. Then the shooter has a dog in his back pack sending the wag the dog message. Stay away from the Manchurian mushrooms. They're poison.
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