Twelve people including a police officer were killed by a veteran of the Marines at a crowded bar in Thousand Oaks, California, late Wednesday, officials said.
Several hundred people were inside the venue, which was hosting a “college country night” for students, police said.
The veteran, Ian Long, 28, who died of a gunshot wound, suffered from PTSD. Long has a history of run-ins with the police as recently as April this year, when deputies were called to his house after reports of a disturbance, Dean said. Long was “somewhat irate,” and “acting a little irrationally,” according to the sheriff, but he was assessed by a mental health specialist who cleared him and didn’t feel further action could be taken. It is unclear if Long shot himself.
The weapon was a Glock 21.
The argument for magazine capacity limits: when the Thousand Oaks killer stopped to reload, bar patrons seized on the opportunity to attempt an escape. https://t.co/pAH7MMXMPW— Maggie Jordan (@MaggieJordanACN) November 8, 2018
HEARTBREAKING: Father announces his son was killed in Thousand Oaks, California mass shooting.— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) November 8, 2018
“Only him and I know, how I loved—how much I miss him…Oh, son, I love you so much.” pic.twitter.com/Pnxv70sBbF