The gunman who massacred 12 people at a country music bar in southern California on Wednesday night has been identified as a former marine.
Ian Long, 29, opened fire on the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks at 11.20pm. He killed 11 people inside the bar and one of the first cops on the scene before taking his own life
TMZ reports that Long, whose motive is still unclear, is a former marine.
Surivovors from the shooting said he looked ‘like he knew what he was doing’ as he repeatedly fired his Glock .45 semi-automatic pistol.
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, the gunman shot one of them multiple times before shooting himself. By the time SWAT teams arrived, he was dead. 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 inside the bar, the sheriff’s sergeant and the gunman.
The gunman was 29 and drove his mother’s car to the bar to carry out the attack.
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