Gunman identified in California bar shooting... Marine Corps Combat Veteran...


Tattooed trenchcoat-wearing ex-Marine, 29, is identified as gunman who massacred twelve people during student night at country bar: Suspect killed himself after hurling smoke grenades onto dance floor and slaying cop in California

  • Ian Long, 29, opened fire at Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, Southern California, at 11.20pm 

  • He was dressed in all-black and let off at least 30 shots from a pistol with extended mags 

  • Long also let off smoke grenades to confuse the terrified crowds

  • He killed himself after killing 11 people inside the bar and a sheriff's sergeant who responded to the scene

  • There were around 100 people inside the bar, including some who were under 21, who were there to dance

  • The College Country Night is a regular fixture and youngsters from nearby colleges can go and stamp black X's on their hands to mark that they won't drink 

  • Some of those inside were students at Pepperdine University and others are thought to have gone to California Lutheran University - both are Christian schools 


NEW YORK POST reports:

The gunman who shot and killed a dozen people inside a packed California bar has been identified as 29-year-old Ian Long, according to a report Thursday.

Long died in the melee, but it’s not yet clear how, officials said.

The heavily tattooed gunman was identified by law enforcement officials to NBC News.

It also emerged Thursday that Long used a .45-caliber handgun to carry out the carnage inside Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks.

The country-themed venue was filled with college students when Long tossed a smoke bomb and opened fire at around 11:20 p.m. local time.

Long purchased the gun in Ventura County, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The identification process took longer than usual because the suspect wasn’t carrying a driver’s license or ID at the time, NBC News said.

Long’s motive was unclear, but Sheriff Geoff Dean said there was no evidence the slaughter was linked to terrorism.