In the shooting that left 12 people dead in Thousand Oaks, California, overnight, Ian David Long has since been identified as the man who opened fire in a club around midnight before eventually killing himself as well.
Early reports noted that Long had acquired a 45 caliber Glock legally and shot with excellent form- his military background may have to do with that. Multiple reports have confirmed that Long was a former veteran of the Marines, and that he had sustained PTSD while serving. Mike Rogers of CBSLA also confirmed that Long’s mental history had been looked into in the past, though it’s unclear to what extent.
#BREAKING: The shooter has been identified as 28-year-old Ian David Long. A former Marine veteran who had been visited by the @VENTURASHERIFF mental health team before. Deputies believe he shot himself after killing 12 others, including a sheriff’s sergeant. #CBSLA https://t.co/1IGzFIpSSP
— Mike Rogers (@MikeRogersTV) November 8, 2018
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