Gunman Kills 12 People in California Bar Shooting

Gunman Kills 12 People in California Bar Shooting

Gunman Kills 12 People in California Bar Shooting

The gunman who killed 12 people at a country music bar in Southern California went on social media during the attack and posted about his mental state and whether people would believe he was sane, a law enforcement official said Friday. By the time it was over, 12 people were dead, and gunman Ian David Long was dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

He regularly worked as a security guard at the bar but was just enjoying a night out on Wednesday, his friend Marybeth Schroeder told HuffPost.

Helus, who is survived by his wife and son, was a 29-year veteran of the department who was set to retire next year.

The U.S. Marine veteran who is accused of shooting and killing 12 people at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California, this week is believed to have made a social media post around the time of the attack on November 7.

- A former roomate of Long described him as "weird" according to the New York Post.

Sheriff Geoff Dean said at a news conference Thursday morning that 28-year-old Ian David Long approached the building with a Glock 21.45-caliber handgun.

"He was a hero before and he remains a hero now", said Ventura County Sheriff Union President Scott Peterson, who went to the academy with Helus some 30 years ago.

Our sources say investigators discovered the messages on Long's page several hours after the shooting and contacted Instagram to delete his page.

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"I don't want prayers. He didn't come home last night", his mother told ABC News.

A mother whose son survived the Las Vegas massacre only to be shot dead in a California bar has demanded gun control instead of prayers.

A lone gunman killed 58 people and wounded more than 800 when he opened fire on a Las Vegas country music concert in October 2017. She was appalled that such bloodshed had come to her community.

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The gunman was tall and wearing all black with a hood and his face partly covered, witnesses told TV stations. "I didn't really know him very well". I saw him point to the back of the cash register, and he just kept firing.

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

Thousand Oaks is in Ventura County, about 40 miles from downtown Los Angeles. The city is consistently ranked near the top of the lists of safest places in California.

There have been almost as many mass shootings in the United States in 2018 as there have been days in the year so far, according to a nonprofit organization that records gun violence data.

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