12 killed in shooting at California bar packed with college students

California Bar Shooter Who Killed 12 Was A 28-Year-Old Former Marine

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'As soon as I heard the shots I knew exactly what was going on, ' Wennerstrom said.'I turned and saw a dark figure, and chose to get out of there as soon as I could'.

Alaina Housley, a student at Pepperdine University, was reported missing following the shooting by her suitemate.

Sheriff's Sgt. Ron Helus and a passing highway patrolman were responding to several 911 calls when they arrived at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks at about 11:20 p.m., the sheriff said.

Long had been cleared by mental health experts after an incident in his home in April, sheriffs revealed on Thursday morning. Helus died while being treated at an area hospital several hours after he was shot, Dean said.

A next-door neighbor said he called authorities about six months ago when he heard loud banging and shouting come from the ranch-style home where Long and his mother lived.

There was no update on Long's motives.

Hanson described Long as an introvert and said he was "dumbfounded" by the massacre.

A GUNMAN opened fire at a bar in California killing 12 people including a cop and injuring at least ten more today.

His military service lasted almost five years, and he was honourably discharged with the rank of corporal in 2013, the Pentagon said.

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He attained the rank of corporal and saw combat while deployed in Afghanistan from November 2010 to June 2011.

Later, he enrolled at nearby California State University, Northridge, last attending in 2016, the school said in a statement. Long had received two minor traffic citations in recent years, Dean said.

About 18 months ago, Don and Effie MacLeod heard "an terrible argument" and what he believes was a gunshot from the Longs' property.

It is believed that Long killed himself at the bar, Dean said.

'He was totally committed, he gave his all, and tonight, as I told his wife, he died a hero.' 'It's so tragic losing Ron.

"He was just a great guy, a gentle soul", Buschow said.

At about 11:30pm Wednesday, a male shooter, 28-year-old Ian David Long, shot the bouncer outside the Borderline Bar and Grill and entered. "This is a safe place".

"It's a horrific scene in there, there is blood everywhere and the suspect is part of that, and I didn't want to get that close and disturb the scene and possibly disturb the investigation", said Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean.

Ian David Long, 28, served in the Marines for almost five years, including a seven-month tour in Afghanistan, according to the Pentagon.

He became an active member of the veterans community in Los Angeles upon his return.

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