What we know about California bar shooting that left 12 dead
What we know about California bar shooting that left 12 dead I just started hearing this big pops pop pop pop shots, kept going and going and going, and the gunman was throwing smoke, grenades at the borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks. California, what is a camera? Shake That piercing sound of gunfire then silent for 6 endless II scores of people by Smashing a window with a Barstool ocean people through as many as we could kind of quickly checking back to make sure that he wasn’t coming towards us cuz. He went. He went in to save live the shooter now identified as 28 year-old Ian David long. A war veteran authorities are now trying to determine why and how this could happen in a community that just this year was named one of the safest in a mirror. It was just before 11:30 p.m. and more than a hundred people gathered to enjoy live country. Music. Look at this past video posted on the bars YouTube page illustrating what country night is normally like anyone firing into the crowd at the Dorman first and then here and suspect in a firefight Sergeant Ron, Heelys a 29 year veteran of the force was the first one In patrons rushing out of the bar trying to carry friends and strangers to First Responders tried to take cover by the grace of God. I was able to get to the front door. I saw him at the front door, I’m lucky to be alive, you’re, lucky to be alive, a sentiment once again shared by far too many young. She scared was all about celebrating it was her 21st birthday as Mayhem in suit around her Nelly found herself hiding behind a bar. In that moment, she joined another club, a terrible one and no longer rare those who have survived a mass shooting. What were you thinking, while you’re hiding plus you’ve only wise men? Why not now the alleged shooter’s motive unknown? We believe he shot himself when the officers went in and made reentry he they found him already deceased Marine combat veteran served for five years. His mother’s Facebook page proudly shows photos of him in uniform. He served a tour in Afghanistan as a machine gunner long Facebook photos paint a picture of a smiling young man. Another photo shows him at a music festival, but his neighbors describe a very different person. Of course she said: well, you guys want to go deal. They’Ve had several run-ins with long. They even considered him for a 5150 which allows authorities to involuntarily hold someone they feel is a danger to themselves or others. In April of this year., These were called to his house. He was somewhat irate at acting a little irrationally. They called out or Crisis Intervention team or mental health specialist who met with him. Talk to him and clear them did feel that he was qualified to be taken under 5150. It’S unclear if police knew if he had a gun at the time. There are growing number examples around the country where law enforcement is able to step in, to ask the risk posed by an individual and to take steps to prevent an attack in some cases and providing a person. Access to Mental Health Services could also include taking steps to prevent access to firearms, but even when authorities do take action against people, they view as a danger to themselves or the community. Things can still turn deadly. Last New Year’s Eve, Matthew, riehl in for a mental health hold this. He was captured on police body, cam footage he was yelling and screaming. We are concerned for his safety officers. He was armed with a rifle. Real was eventually killed in a shootout with police, as these teams continue to play out Across America. The sheriff here in Ventura County try to make sense of yet another tragedy. Fine, no Rhyme or Reason for this completely inexplicable loss of life in honor of the Fallen Sergeant hundred line the streets to pay their respects vigils in honor of those lost of everyone on our community, and we come together to move forward and overcome evil with good. Among the other victims, 18 year old, Elena Housley, a freshman at Pepperdine University tonight, her family says Elena was an incredible young woman with so much life ahead of her and 3 year old Justin Meek tonight. He is credited with heroically saving lives during the tragedy. Blake Dingman was 21 tonight his girlfriend writing. My heart is hurting more than words can say. I cannot believe you, I’m so grateful for our little Infinity, Tyler and Zach lost two of their friends. One of them had escaped death just a year before during the Las Vegas shooting. What do you want people to know about this? Your friends that you lost the best people that I’ve ever met. It would give you the shirt off their back in a heartbeat. They would do anything for their friends than a few hours late. His worst fear confirm for Nightline Whitworth in Thousand Oaks. California, Alison watch live event, coverage click on the right over here to subscribe to our Channel and don’t forget to download the ABC News app for breaking news alerts, thanks for watching Twelve people, including an officer who ran in to confront the gunman, were killed after the shooter opened fire at the Borderline Bar and Grill on Wednesday night.