California Mass Shooter Identified, Used Legally Purchased Handgun: Report
The gunman who shot and killed 12 people inside a packed California bar has been identified as 28-year-old Ian David Long, authorities reported Thursday.
It also emerged Thursday that Long used a .45-caliber handgun to carry out the carnage inside Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks.
Long died in the melee, but it’s not yet clear how, officials said.
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, officials said.
Long’s motive was unclear, but Sheriff Geoff Dean said there was no evidence the slaughter was linked to terrorism.
Neighbors told reporters that Long lived with his mother and appeared not to have a job.