As the sun rose this morning and the families huddle in the emergency room waiting to hear if their loved ones made it out alive….It’s just too much! It’s not fair and it’s unbelievable that we have to report another mass shooting where the gunman dies and leaves the country mourning and with no answers.
Some that were injured during this shooting were survivors of the Las Vegas mass shooting in 2017. THAT IS UNBELIEVABLE!
Last night at approximately 11:15 pm Pacific time at the Borderline Country Bar in Thousand Oaks, CA. Considered “one of the safest places in America”, a gunman armed with a handgun, came into the bar and shot and killed at least 12 people in another mass shooting in America. Many more are injured.
What is known so far:
The shooter has been identified as Ian David Long, who was 28 years old. He was an active member of the military from 2008 – 2013 and had made contact with law enforcement and had a history of mental health issues. He walked into the bar, dressed in all black, shot a young lady at the counter, shot the security guard and proceeded to open fire on the group of patrons that were there for “college night”.
The gunman also shot and killed the first responder that arrived on scene within 2 minutes of receiving the call. He was Ventura County Sheriff’s, Deputy Sgt. Ron Helus, 54 was a 29-year veteran who was within a couple of years of retiring.
In what was described by witnesses as a “horrific event” as the gunmen stopped shooting to reload, a patron broke out a window at the back end of the establishment and shoved several people out of the window and escaped.
It is believed that Mr. Long killed himself. Police and the FBI are now working to further identify the motive behind this shooting.