12 shot dead in California; shooter identified as a former marine

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — A Marine Corps veteran who had served in Afghanistan fatally shot at least 12 people Wednesday night when he stormed a crowded country and western dance hall in Thousand Oaks, Calif., the authorities said.

The Ventura County sheriff, Geoff Dean, said that the gunman, Ian David Long of nearby Newbury Park, Calif., apparently took his own life after being confronted by officers responding to the Wednesday night attack. The .45-caliber handgun he used was purchased legally, but had been outfitted with an extended magazine.

The shooting came just over a year after 58 people were killed at a country music festival in Las Vegas when a gunman opened fire from a high-rise hotel room. There was an eerie parallel between the two shootings as some of the same people who emerged from the bar, the Borderline Bar & Grill, described having survived the shooting on the Las Vegas Strip.

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  1. Angel Eyez
    November 11, 2018

    this is demonic PERIOD.POINT.BLANK

    An American living in

  2. anonymous2
    November 9, 2018

    Many returning veterans have PTSD and are essentially “loaded pistols” waiting to explode. The Veterans Administration is very aware of this and does very little. There have been many incidents in the past that support this.

  3. November 9, 2018

    Hello and good morning my people. Well Americans love guns and they have lots of guns but shooting after shooting their government won’t do anything about tightly regulating firearms. Also the soldiers returning from serving in Iraq and Afghanistan have mental problems(PTSD) because they killed a lot of unarmed civilians who wasn’t armed combatants. Donald Trump said those type of incidents won’t happen during his administration but we have had more mass shooting in his first two years than we ever had. The biggest was the mass shooting in Las Vegas where fifty eight(58) people killed and hundreds wounded. The NRA(National Fifle Association)is the most powerful organization in America and the Republican Party are afraid of that organization. Foreign governments should warn their citizens visiting America to be careful of such mass shootings. This is the 318 mass shooting this year.

    • CB BOSS
      November 9, 2018

      “They killed a lot of unarmed civilians who wasn’t armed combatants”, where did you get that from? Be very careful with what you write.

      Some of us abuse our freedom. With the anonymity of a keyboard, we disrespect our leaders, country, the dead, and even infants.

      So let’s be responsible.

    • Pragmatik
      November 9, 2018

      They define mass shooting as four or more people so Chicago alone probably has 50% of that total. But nobody is talking about the problem of violence in black communities.

      Also FACT CHECK. most veterans who suffer from PTSD it is due to being constantly under attack and being paranoid about being bombed or shot which is why it originally used to be called “shell shock” till they started using all these sugary medical terms to refer to everything.

      Indiscriminate killing of unarmed civilians is actually not that common. People just get that image of war in their heads. Most of the time these people are killed due to being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Matter of fact it is often the terrorists using their own people as human shields hiding themselves in schools, hospitals etc.

      • November 10, 2018

        To: Pragmatik

        Hello and good morning my people. Ok am answering the last paragraph in your post where you said “These people are killed due to being at the wrong place at the wrong time. Now if a soldier kill a mother and her children because they were at the wrong place at the wrong time don’t you think that would have a major psychological effect on the soldier. That’s what happen to many of the soldiers returning from Irag and Afghanistan . Please read the United Nation and the Iraq government report on civilian casualties. That’s why so many of the soldiers returning can’t find employment because they can’t pass psychological background check.

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  4. November 9, 2018

    When it’s it an outsider or muslim ,Oh my GOD the sky is falling..when it’s a local oh!! they are mental..2 in just a 2 weeks span and they still have not yet come to their senses…Someone need to tell them that, GOD has given them over to that mess since their guns can protect them better than HE can…
    GOD will share HIS glory with no man…HE made that quite clear …
    Here are the guns have it and have all that goes along with it…
    It will take divine intervention to fix that mess that they got themselves in…

    • Pragmatik
      November 9, 2018

      Citizens are not allowed to have guns in Venezuela but Caracas (the capital) has one of the highest murder rates of any city in the world. Switzerland allows it citizens to have guns and is one of the top 5 countries in the world for gun ownership per capita but they are among the lowest in homicide rates.

      The reason why people make the distinction between muslims and people like this is that these people are usually mental cases. This particular person has a documented history of mental problems. The muslims on the other hand have a directed political and religious campaign of death which causes tragedies from time to time.

      A don’t worry about the US. TRUMP is that divine intervention. A simple demonstration of that is the absolute disappearance of ISIS. You barely even hear about them anymore. Ask yourself why

  5. BEB
    November 8, 2018

    If there was a confirm report, that the assailant was a mental person but not a reasonable cause for him to be admitted to mental institution as there was no threats to himself and other people, why should he be allowed to own a high powered gun, that gun should be taken away from him.
    It should be mandatory that for a person to own a gun in America, that person should get permission from the law enforcement authorities , other wise its a no no One may think other- wise

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      November 8, 2018

      “If there was a confirm report, that the assailant was a mental person but not a reasonable cause for him to be admitted to mental institution as there was no threats to himself and other people “(BEB).

      BEB I do not know if in Dominica psychiatric system use the term fifty-one fifty;  nevertheless; in America, and California where I live: As a matter of fact Thousand Oaks is less than fifty miles North West of Los Angeles. 

      The psychiatric term 51/50 is a medical code used to identify people when they  are mentally ill, and are a danger to themselves the general public, and people who closely revolve around them!

      The police was called to the house where he and his mother lives, because of him being loud and making treats. The police knew the man was diagnosed 51/50.

      And all who wish to give me thumbs down, let it be know that I had the privilege of attending medical school, and dropped out. So, I know what I am talking about!

  6. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    November 8, 2018

    “THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — A Marine Corps veteran who had served in Afghanistan fatally shot at least 12 people Wednesday night when he stormed a crowded country and western dance hall in Thousand … ”

    Your caption here is wrong, is wrong, the incident in Thousand Oaks did not take place in a country and western dance hall. The place of the incident is a bar and grill, that was filled with college and university graduating students, and other patrons!

    That is a place where students and others has been going for the past twenty-five years it opened and in operation!

  7. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    November 8, 2018

    So, how all of a sudden it became a country and Western Dance Hall, no such place! The shooting took place in a bar, and grill, I know the place about thirty minutes Nor of Los Angeles.
    Thousand Oaks shooting leaves 13 people dead, including gunman, and 18 injured
    Eleven people were killed, in addition to a sheriff’s sergeant responding to the scene who was gunned down by the assailant minutes later.

    The Borderline Bar and Grill was hosting line-dancing lessons for college students as young as 18 on Wednesday night. Crowds of young people, including parties for two women celebrating their 21st birthdays, were drinking and dancing when the crack of gunfire echoed through the cavernous room about 11:20 p.m.

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