12 dead in California bar shooting
There were six off-duty officers from various agencies inside the Borderline Bar & Grill at the time of the shooting, Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said.
Dean said a mother recalled that the officers stood in front of her daughter to protect her.
The suspected gunman Ian David Long was on active duty with the US Marine Corps from August 2008 to March 2013, according to Department of Defense records.
At a news conference, Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said Long, 28, used a Glock .45-caliber handgun during last night's shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California.
The suspected gunman, Ian David Long, shot himself, Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said at a news conference Thursday.
He was dead when officers made entry into the bar.
The suspected gunman in last night's deadly shooting has been identified as 28-year-old Ian David Long, according to Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean.
Long, a US Marine Corps veteran, used a Glock .45-caliber handgun during the shooting, the sheriff said.
Authorities had "minor" run-ins with Long in the past, Dean said. Here's how he described them:
Twenty-one people hurt in last night's bar shooting were treated and released from area hospitals, according to the Ventura County Sheriff's Office.
Details on the victims' injuries were not released.
California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California, has canceled classes today because of a shooting at Borderline Bar & Grill, according to their website.
An alert on the university's website reads:
Authorities believe they have identified the suspect in the Thousand Oaks, California, shooting, according to a law enforcement source.
The source cautions information is early: But the suspect is believed to be 29 years old.