Thursday, 22 November, 2018

California bar shooting: Ian David Long identified as suspect

California Bar Shooter Who Killed 12 Was A 28-Year-Old Former Marine Police sergeant one year from retirement among California shooting victims after 'going in to save lives'
Melinda Barton | 09 November, 2018, 09:05

"He would close the garage and be playing music and dancing in there, like sweating". Long's body was found in an office near the entrance of the bar.

It was college night and country two-step lessons were being offered Wednesday at the Borderline, according to its website.

By the end of the violent spree, 11 people were dead. That Sheriff's Sergeant died in the hospital. Information on the extent of the victims' injuries has not yet been released.

Here are some of their stories.

The blood drive has been scheduled before the massacre late on Wednesday at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, which had a reputation as one of the country's safest cities.

Her parents are both Pepperdine alum.

Housley is the niece of actress Tamera Mowry-Housley and her husband Adam Housley, a former Fox News reporter.

Authorities said the.45 caliber Glock handgun used in the shooting was legally purchased.

Hours later the couple confirmed the young woman's death in statement, writing, "Our hearts are broken".

Housley's Facebook page says she is from Napa, Calif., and photos on the site include several pictures of her surrounded by a group of friends at what appears to be her graduation from Vintage High School.

"We came together to do what people of faith do, when we're not sure what else to do - we pray, read scriptures, be together in a community of faith", the university's chaplain Sara Barton said. One of them was Jason Coffman, father of a 22-year-old man who he learned was among those killed.

Coffman said he bonded with Cody over outdoor activities - he coached his son in baseball starting from age 3 and the two often went fishing together. "He was just weeks away from joining the Army".

Berge, who took care of Long's mother's dogs, said she told him following that incident she anxious her son might take his own life but did not fear he would hurt her.

Many Rams players, coaches and staff members settled in the Thousand Oaks area after the team returned to Southern California from St. Louis in 2016.

He died trying to save others, a family member told The San Diego Union-Tribune.

Investigators are working with the help of the Federal Bureau of Investigation to determine the identity of the shooter and a motive for the shooting.

Sgt. Ron Helus was on the phone with his wife when he heard reports of gunfire.

She said she had planned to go with them but stayed behind to do some schoolwork instead.

He added, "There's frustration too because he fell victim to the same tragedy that this country has been going through over and over again with no apparent attempt to fix the problem". The marine corps told news organizations that Long served in Afghanistan between November 2010 and June 2011.

Moorpark College freshman Cole Knapp, after initially dismissing the loud band he heard as a prankster setting off a firecracker, told the Associated Press that he tried to get as many people to cover as he could.

Pritchard reported from Los Angeles. They determined that he was not an immediate danger to himself or others and that he could not be involuntarily taken to a mental hospital.

"His life was about going above and beyond", she said. "Everything he did was selfless", Pieper told Task & Purpose. "His whole life was based around helping others".