Ian David Long, the man who killed a dozen people inside a California bar packed with college students, was a former Marine who may have been suffering from PTSD, the Ventura County sheriff said.
Long, 28, who lived in nearby Newbury Park and served in the Marine Corps from 2008-2013, tossed smoke bombs and unleashed a hail of bullets from a .45-caliber Glock 21 fitted with an extended magazine at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, Sheriff Geoff Dean told reporters.
When authorities entered the bar later, they found Long dead inside an office next to the entrance. Twelve other people were killed, including a police officer who was shot in a shootout with Long.
“We believe he shot himself,” said Dean of Long, adding that the shooter’s motive was unknown.
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