Published: Wed, November 14, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Ex-marine kills 12 in California bar packed with students

Ex-marine kills 12 in California bar packed with students

A man police later identified as 28-year old Ian Long drove his mother's auto from nearby suburb Newbury Park to the Borderline Bar and Grill, about 40 miles northwest of Los Angeles. I want gun control. No. "I didn't know [about] PTSD, but his girlfriend would kind of ask him about things going on with him, because he'd get really upset sometimes and kind of shut down and he wouldn't want to talk about it to people".

People gather to pray for the victims of the mass shooting during a candlelight vigil in Thousand Oaks, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018.

Like in Las Vegas and in Sutherland Springs, the shooter in California died of an apparent suicide before providing any explanation for the attack.

"He was raving hell in the house, you know, kicking holes in the walls and stuff and one of the neighbors was concerned and called the police", Richard Berge, who lived one block away from the home, told Reuters. A Borderline bouncer said they were surely among the heroes. Sheriff's Office has confirmed the shooter is among the dead.

According to the Pentagon, Long served in the Marine Corps from August 2008 to March 2013.

Tel Orfanos lived through the deadliest mass shooting in modern USA history only to lose his life in another one less than 10 minutes from his home barely a year later, a tragic coincidence that has devastated his friends and family. Two of his friends were killed in the shooting.

That's how the mayor of Thousand Oaks, California, described the city in an interview with CNN after a gunman opened fire in Borderline Bar and Grill late November 7, killing 12 people, and then himself.

Previous year a country music festival called Route 91 in Las Vegas was the scene of the worst mass shooting in modern USA history. Gunn said his friend, whose name he didn't provide, escaped safely out the back.

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"Ron was a hardworking, dedicated sheriff's sergeant", Dean told reporters.

"I can't believe I'm saying this again", Molly Maurer posted on Facebook.

Long used an illegal extended magazine - created to hold extra bullets - in his attack on the Borderline Bar & Grill, about 40 miles west of Los Angeles. In Las Vegas and Thousand Oaks, country music fans were the victims.

"I tried to get as many people to cover as I could", Mr Knapp said. On his other arm Thursday, he still had his wristband from the California bar.

"It appears that he turned to the right and shot several of the other security and employees there, and then began opening fire inside the nightclub". Armed with a knife in case an attacker came in, he hunkered down and waited with 40 other people for four hours.

Witnesses said some victims stayed, protecting friends, and in doing so sacrificed their lives. The true motive of the shooting has yet to be uncovered. "Sometimes we'd go there to have a drink, sit and talk, listen to music", she said.

"I literally feared for myself around him", Colell said in an interview. You're always picking up on social cues. "I was concerned because I knew he had been in the military". Kelly said he'll be looking to God for comfort in the coming weeks and months. While we rightfully look to defend the Second Amendment against those who attempt to use these tragedies to steal our freedoms, it's also proper to remember that real people are dead because of people so imbued with evil that they chose to act out this way. "I'm here for a reason". Associated Press writers Tami Abdollah in Washington; Krysta Fauria, Christopher Weber and Kathleen Ronayne in Thousand Oaks; Amanda Lee Myers and Justin Pritchard in Los Angeles; and Don Babwin in Chicago contributed to this report.

An ex-Marine, heavily tattooed and dressed all in black, opened fire in a crowded Thousand Oaks, California bar late Wednesday night.

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