California gunman went on social media during rampage, official says

In this image made from aerial video police vehicles line a road in the vicinity of a shooting in Thousand Oaks California early Thursday Nov. 8 2018. Authorities say there were multiple injuries _ including one officer _ after a man opened fire in S

People gathered outside the Rivalry Roasters coffee shop for a vigil for Sean Adler, Thursday, in Simi Valley, Calif. Adler was killed in Wednesday night's shooting at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, Calif. "He didn't come home last night", said Schmidt-Orfanos, whose son Telemachus was a 27-year US Navy veteran.

A witness who was inside the bar during the shooting said she heard "very, very loud gunshots". I want gun control. No.

Our sources say investigators discovered the messages on Long's page several hours after the shooting and contacted Instagram to delete his page. I hear chairs being thrown out the window, people were trying to get out the window and the gunman went to the, he went behind the cash register.there was probably 12 shots before I got out the front door, ' John said.

Law enforcement officials identified the gunman as Ian David Long of Newbury Park, a 28-year-old ex-Marine who used a.45-caliber Glock handgun.

Ms Whittler said she didn't have time "to think about why this is happening", and just focused on a way to "get out".

A man who survived a mass shooting in Las Vegas previous year was among those killed in Wednesday's attack in California, his family says.

Fellow officers from the Ventura County Sheriff's Office described 54-year-old Sergeant Helus - who died from his injuries in hospital - as an "exceptional friend and man".

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The mother of one of the 12 victims of Wednesday's mass shooting at a southern California bar demanded gun control in the wake of her son's death.

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"I was concerned because I knew he had been in the military", Tom Hanson said.

Mental health specialists talked with Long and found that no special action was necessary. He said lawmakers would seek to pass gun control legislation when the House meets in January with a Democratic majority.

Hanson described Long as an introvert who never caused him problems and that he was "dumbfounded" by the massacre. I saw him point to the back of the cash register, and he just kept firing.

Long used an illegal extended magazine - created to hold extra bullets - in his attack on the Borderline Bar & Grill, about 40 miles west of Los Angeles. "Wouldn't that just be a big bowl of irony", Long wrote around the time he carried out the mass shooting. "Tonight Thousand Oaks takes its place with those cities, who in order to move forward will rely on hope".

In the last two weeks alone, two people were shot dead by a man at a yoga studio in Florida, and another gunman opened fire on a synagogue in Pittsburgh, killing 11.

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