Gunman went on social media during deadly attack at country music bar

Frederick Owens
November 11, 2018

The now-deceased gunman, Ian David Long, 28, was a Marine who compared America's response to mass shootings to insanity. "He really liked it", said one woman who was friends with him for five years.

Investigators have not commented on whether mental illness played a role in the rampage.

The 54-year-old was shot and killed by gunman Ian David Long after storming the bar at around 11.20pm on Wednesday in an attempt to save innocent lives.

Dean told the Los Angeles Times that the amount of blood within the vicinity made it hard to determine whether Long killed himself or was shot to death by police. "They talked to him", Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said.

Twelve people died in the mass shooting Wednesday night at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California, including ten young patrons and a Ventura County sheriff's deputy who was set to retire soon. "I don't want prayers, I don't want thoughts, I want gun control and I hope to God nobody else sends me more prayers".

"Fact is I had no reason to do it, and i just thought...f*** it, life is boring so why not?"

Telemachus Orfanos also loved country music, and that is why he was attending the October 1, 2017 Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas when a gunman opened fire at the crowd, his father told National Public Radio. She was appalled that such bloodshed had come to her community.

Trump also ordered the USA flag at the White House and other government buildings to be flown at half-staff.

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At the White House on Friday, President Trump touted his efforts to fund work on post-traumatic stress disorder among veterans and ignored questions about stricter gun control laws. In April, officers responded to a disturbance at Long's home. She could often hear him yelling and cursing, but several months ago unusually loud banging and shouting prompted her husband to call authorities.

"He attacked me. He attacked his high school track coach", Colell said.

About 18 months ago, Don and Effie MacLeod heard "an very bad argument" and what he believes was a gunshot from the Longs' property.

In an emotional interview with KABC, she desperately urged for gun control.

He added: "I hope people call me insane.wouldn't that just be a big ball of irony?"

The elder Coffman said today he told his son not to drink and drive and that the last thing he said to him was: "I love you".

The Thousand Oaks Teen Center, located at 1375 E. Janss Rd., 40 miles west of downtown Los Angeles, opened to the public Thursday afternoon. REUTERS/Eric Thayer Police and Federal Bureau of Investigation officer await a search warrant outside the home of the suspect in a shooting incident at a Thousand Oaks bar, in Newbury Park, California, U.S. November 8, 2018.

Authorities in Thousand Oaks described an attack of military efficiency.

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